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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Marie English, APNEP Special Projects Associate
SciREN, the Scientific Research and Education Network, connects educators with research scientists to provide students with relevant learning experiences. APNEP attended SciREN’s first appearance in Raleigh this month at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Popularized on Twitter as #SciTri2014, the collaboration was organized by graduate students from UNC, Duke, and N.C. State and attracted over 100 STEM scientists and 300 teachers!
Hooking the region's best video clips
Dr. Reide Corbett from the Coastal Studies Institute discusses the Albemarle Sound Observing Station and the importance of long-term data sets to understanding environmental changes in a system. The high quality data collected can help scientists and managers make decisions on protection and restoration of our sounds!
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
The Yaupon Holly Tradition
11/26/14 10:28 AMOvernight, temperatures plummeted. Although clear skies prevailed this morning, the bone-aching cold had me scrambling to slip on gloves and a toboggan as I set out along an unmarked trail off the side of N.C. in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Virginia lawmakers tackle flooding issues
11/25/14 12:12 PMState lawmakers concerned about the effects of rising seas on the Tidewater region and recurrent flooding elsewhere across Virginia have rolled out a package of policy recommendations to begin tackling the problem.
NC drastically cuts enforcement of top water pollutant
11/25/14 11:48 AMNorth Carolina has taken measures since the 1970s to control the top water contaminant in the state, the dirt that pours into rivers and lakes from human activity. But a review of state records reveals a sharp drop-off in enforcement over the past five years and a series of warnings to lawmakers that have gone unheeded.
Pelicans sighting a vision in white
11/24/14 10:58 AMLISA ROSE RECENTLY posted this unusual photo of white pelicans soaring over Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge on the Facebook page for Hampton Roads Wildlife Enthusiasts.
Pilots warn of Beaufort Inlet shoaling
11/24/14 9:24 AMMOREHEAD CITY — Pilots at the state port here have issued notice that draft conditions in Beaufort Inlet have worsened in recent weeks and the situation is critical.
Will sewer be good for the White Oak?
11/24/14 9:24 AMCEDAR POINT -- Would a central sewer system in this small town in western Carteret County improve the health of the White Oak River, as proponents say? Or could the denser development made likely by abandoning septic tanks only increase the bacterial pollution in a picturesque waterway that’s already classified as “impaired” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?
Draft sea level report update nearly ready
11/24/14 9:07 AMMOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel will have a complete draft of its five-year update to its 2010 sea level rise report ready in a few days.
Virginia Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015
11/21/14 11:02 AMFarm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.
Red wolf effort in NC should expand to other states
11/21/14 9:19 AMA new independent review calls for extensive changes to rescue the federal government’s struggling, unpopular Red Wolf Recovery Program in five Eastern North Carolina counties.
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