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By: Marygrace Knight, APNEP
Rhana and her sidekick Beau make a great education duo!
Here at APNEP, we like to consider ourselves heroes… Nature Heroes, that is!
This summer, APNEP is proud to partner with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island to support a program for local libraries called "We are Nature Heroes!: Successes and Challenges in Endangered Species Restoration.” This program focuses on two animal species that have been successfully removed from the Endangered Species List—alligators and ospreys—and one that is currently on the Endangered Species List: sea turtles.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Sea beans: A rare find in the Outer Banks
10/5/15 11:33 AMTerri Kirby-Hathaway pulled a box full of shells and sea beans from under her desk. An upset postal worker had written a note on it, exclaiming, "Sand everywhere!"
Rising water threatens ferry runs, Ocracoke evacuation ordered
10/2/15 10:31 AMThe Hyde County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency for Hyde County, and a mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke Island began at 3 p.m. today.
Hurricane and rainstorm are locked in a dangerous dance
10/2/15 10:28 AMWASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Joaquin is locked in a dance with an extraordinarily heavy rainstorm that is already drenching the Carolinas. As the two draw closer together over the next few days, the effects could be disastrous for the East Coast.
What they did – and didn’t do – at the legislature in 2015
10/2/15 10:13 AMThe legislature ended the long session having enacted changes to the tax code, education, and health. Legislators had the option do to more. Here’s what was accomplished this session and what was left to gather dust. Any bill that passed at least one chamber in the long session is eligible to become law next year.
NC coastal residents sue to block Amazon wind farm
10/2/15 10:04 AMNC coastal residents sue to block Amazon wind farm
Study: Polluted Runoff Reaches Beaches
10/2/15 9:50 AMNAGS HEAD — Septic tanks and bird droppings contribute significantly to the stew of pollutants that pour into the ocean during and after storms on the Outer Banks, but measures to remediate the toxic flow could prove to be costly and politically difficult.
Approaching storm cancels Buxton beach nourishment plan
10/2/15 9:48 AMA meeting about a beach nourishment plan for Buxton on Hatteras Island has been postponed because of the approaching storm.
Swimming alerts for ocean-side sites in Carteret County lifted
10/2/15 9:48 AMMOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials Wednesday lifted water quality swimming alerts at ocean-side sites in Carteret County.
Rainfall amounts forecast to climb; Joaquin headed out to sea
10/2/15 9:27 AMForecasters are now confident that Hurricane Joaquin will stay offshore and head out to sea after wrestling for days with models that suggested it would hit the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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