• Kill Devil Hills to ‘Attack’ Litter Problem

    Kill Devil Hills is calling for volunteers for its Trash Attack! community cleanup 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and young artists to submit posters for its Earth Day poster contest.

  • Researchers Study NC Black Ducks

    For one of the first times at a large scale, University of Delaware researchers are studying breeding black duck populations in coastal North Carolina in order to get a population estimate and better inform conservation practices in the area. In addition, the researchers are also looking at the implications of sea level rise that directly correlate with the salt marsh, which is where the black ducks mostly nest.

  • Winds Whip Sand at Jockey’s Ridge

    The nor’easter that swept up the East Coast brought 50- to 60-mph winds to the Outer Banks, creating this scene at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Video: wild obx

  • Menhaden Chanteymen: Music on the Water

    Ernest Davis of the North River community near Beaufort explains why the menhaden fishing crews used to sing songs called “chanteys” while pulling in nets heavy with fish. Davis carries on the tradition by performing the songs with the Menhaden Chanteymen, a group that once performed at Carnegie Hall.

  • Researchers Study Coastal Changes

    To better protect coastal communities, geomorphologists from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina’s sand dunes. 

  • Break Up With Single-Use Plastic

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, United Nations Environment Programme, or UN Environment, has produced a short video that takes a lighter look at the issue of marine litter and asks everyone around the world to break up with single-use plastics.

  • PEACH Researchers Plan Cruise

    Scientists working at Cape Hatteras seek to understand the natural processes that control the exchange of waters between the continental shelf and the open ocean will launch a research cruise in April.

  • Climate Facts: It’s Cold Outside

    A “bomb cyclone” blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the East Coast left many wondering: How can the Earth be warming if it’s so cold?

  • Shoreline Project Underway In Manteo

    Manteo with the help of volunteers and private sector partner Quible & Associates worked to rebuild the shoreline using oyster shells.

  • Pilkey: The Science, Impact of Hurricanes

    Coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey explains how sea level rise coupled with stronger hurricanes could affect the North Carolina and Southeast coasts. Pilkey says officials in the state “need to pull their heads out of the sand.”

  • Adult Summer Camp Does Coastal Science

    N.C. Coastal Reserve’s recent Summer Camp for Adults in Beaufort offered participants a chance to conduct conservation science, help the Rachel Carson Reserve with NOAA’s marine debris cleanup and learn about Duke Marine Lab’s Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Program.

  • Update: Nags Head’s Stormwater Efforts

    The Dare County beach town of Nags Head has shared a video update on its efforts to better manage stormwater runoff.