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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
Take a look at the mariculture methods Jay Styron is using to grow oysters near Cedar Island, NC. Raising the oysters in cages that float on the water helps them grow to market size faster than oysters on the bottom. This method also avoids harvesting important shell bottom habitat which filters water and provides structure, shelter and forage area for many marine species.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Carteret County Finds Groin Too Costly, Ineffective
12/22/14 10:15 AMResidents of some beach communities along the state’s southern coast are considering small jetties, called terminal groins, to stabilize unruly inlets and stanch beach erosion.
With foreign demand rising, hog producers look to expand
12/22/14 10:12 AMRALEIGH — Last year, a few months after a Chinese company bought Smithfield Foods – the world’s largest producer of pork, and a major player in North Carolina’s second-in-the-nation hog farming industry – Mike Williams’ phone rang at N.C. State University.
Duke Energy acquires 20 MW Halifax PV project in eastern North Carolina
12/22/14 10:06 AMDuke Energy Renewables (Charlotte, N.C., US), on December 19th, 2014 announced that it has acquired a 20-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.
Report heads out for review
12/18/14 10:32 AMNEW BERN — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel made a few final adjustments Monday to the draft five-year update to its sea level rise report before agreeing it was ready for peer review.
Coast Guard assumes power to protect bridge
12/18/14 10:32 AMWarning of the potential for “catastrophic damage” to the Bonner Bridge, the Coast Guard has assumed broader power to regulate boat traffic in Oregon Inlet.
Dpending plan directs millions to Hampton Roads
12/17/14 11:18 AMThe $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay...
N.C. parks chief encourages New Year's Day hikes
12/17/14 11:15 AMThe director of North Carolina State Parks thinks people should take a hike on New Year's Day.
Bird's threatened status could mean beach project restrictions
12/16/14 1:40 PMA robin-sized shorebird that's one of the world's great travelers and stops in coastal North Carolina during its long-distance migrations has been declared a threatened species by federal regulators.
New report on sea level by Coastal Resources Commission Science Panel
12/16/14 1:39 PMThe N.C. Coastal Resources Commission's Science Panel met in New Bern Monday to continue work on an update of the panel's 2010 sea-level rise study report.
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