Venerable Lab Under Budget Axe

Topics: Budget, Central Coast, Marine Science

The second-oldest federal fisheries laboratory in the country will have to close its doors in Carteret County if Congress passes President Obama’s 2015 federal budget. More >


Water Bill Worries Jones, Others on Coast

Topics: Budget, Coastal management, Northeast Coast

As it heads to a conference committee, the federal water resources bill still has some skeptics on the N.C. coast, chief among them U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. More >


New Bill on Sea-Level Rise Yet to Surface

Topics: Beach Renourishment, Budget, Coastal management, Legislature, Politics

As adjournment nears, legislators are still seeking a compromise on the controversial sea-level rise bill that passed the N.C. Senate but was rejected by the House. More >


Clean Water Fund Gets Whacked Again

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Politics, Sea-Level Rise

The state budget passed this week by the N.C. General Assembly cuts the appropriation to the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund to the lowest level in the agency's history, leading its director to wonder if the state's leading conservation fund can survive. More >


A Failing Grade on the Environment

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Politics

Using the recession as its backdrop and rules cost jobs as its mantra, the Republican-led legislature has slashed environmental budgets, weakened laws and earned record low scores for protecting the state's environment. More >


House Cuts Money for Dredging

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Northeast Coast

The N.C. House in its proposed budget didn't include the $2 million for dredging Oregon Inlet that had been in Gov. Beverly Perdue's budget. More >


Senate Panel OKs Sea-Level Rise Bill

Topics: Budget, Coastal management, Fisheries, Legislature, Sea-Level Rise

Unfazed by a barrage of worldwide criticism and outright ridicule, the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee yesterday approved a bill that restricts the use of scientific modeling to predict future sea-level rise. More >


Bill Would Revamp Coastal Commission

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Politics, Sea-Level Rise

A bill being considered in the N.C. Senate would reduce the number of members of the Coastal Resources Commission, a move some fear would weaken the panel. More >

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