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Trawlers docked in Harkers Island
APNEP’s work to protect and restore North Carolina’s sounds improves the environment, human health, and the quality of life for our citizens and visitors. But did you know that APNEP also works to promote economic opportunity?
Nowhere is this philosophy more evident than APNEP’s support for North Carolina Catch.
NC Catch supports local seafood marketing initiatives throughout the state. Founded in 2012, the organization serves as an umbrella nonprofit organization for four local catch groups along the coast: Carteret Catch, Ocracoke Fresh, Brunswick Catch, and Outer Banks Catch.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Toxic cleanup shifts from dirt near RDU to streams, lakes
7/21/14 9:54 AMAn 8-acre mound of oven-baked dirt – so sterile that no worms or weeds can live in it – is all that remains after an $82 million Superfund cleanup at the site of Ward Transformer Co., the Triangle’s nastiest industrial polluter.
Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast
7/21/14 9:54 AMST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FLA. — The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.
River lighthouses: The smaller siblings
7/21/14 9:53 AMThroughout the past few weeks we’ve looked at the majestic coastal towers known as North Carolina’s lighthouses … from the humble and quaint Ocracoke to North America’s tallest, Cape Hatteras.
Dredge arrives for touch-up work after Arthur blows out inlet
7/21/14 9:53 AMTwo weeks ago, Hurricane Arthur blew out a clog in Oregon Inlet at the navigation span of the Bonner Bridge, and now a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge is working to straighten out the channel.
Visiting North Carolina’s iconic lighthouses
7/18/14 9:57 AMIf seven is the perfect number, then spending a few days this summer to visit North Carolina’s lighthouses will be a vacation of perfection.
Ocracoke’s whitewashed beacon still shines
7/18/14 9:57 AMOCRACOKE | There is no McDonald’s on Ocracoke and that is a big part of its charm. Ocracoke — the island, the village, the lighthouse — is a kind of three-in-one trinity, featuring just about everything: environment, history, fishing and swimming, camping, old-style vacation village charm ... even a ghost town if you’re game for a short ferry ride to tackle it...
Depleted NC butterfly population attributed to cold March
7/18/14 9:56 AMRALEIGH — If you’ve been hoping a butterfly would land on your nose and pass along good luck this summer, your chances are slim. Much of North Carolina’s butterfly population has been depleted because of a tough end of winter.
Opinion: Wisdom found at water’s edge
7/18/14 9:55 AMI read with some interest a recent story by Dominic Waghorn of Sky News regarding North Carolina’s policy decision regarding accelerated sea level rise.
Advocates critique new state water-quality standards
7/17/14 9:35 AMSTATESVILLE: Environmental advocates criticized a long-overdue update of North Carolina water-quality standards for not including limits on fracking chemicals and other contaminants.
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