Special Reports

  • Coastal Research: Would You Swim Here?

    Students with the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Field Site program spent last semester researching how contaminants get into Beaufort’s Town Creek and what happens next.

  • Coastal Research: One Town’s Septic Risks

    UNC researchers recently presented findings from a study of how climate change and failing septic systems combine to affect Nags Head’s water quality and how the town is addressing problems.

  • Ports: Florida Biologist Had No Role in Study

    Bald Head Island’s attorneys are questioning whether a Corps of Engineers biologist who pleaded guilty to lying about her part-time work for a consulting firm also worked on an N.C. ports study.

  • Federal Review Finds Port Study Deficient

    A plan to widen and deepen Wilmington’s port channel is the first to go through a new, expedited environmental review process, but federal officials say the ports authority’s study falls short.

  • Natural Fixes Touted At Resilience Summit

    Flooding and erosion problems are best solved with approaches that mimic nature, say developers, town officials and others who spoke last week during the N.C. Coastal Resilience Summit.

  • Summit Focuses on Climate Risks, Response

    More than just the environment, climate change threatens the economy, labor market and infrastructure, according to speakers at Day 1 of the two-day Coastal Resilience Summit this week in Havelock.

  • Increased Flooding Plagues Tyrrell County

    Tyrrell County residents are looking for solutions to ease the increased flooding in their communities caused by more intense rainfall and an old, poorly maintained drainage system.