Coastal Review Online

10.24.2014

The Starriest Sky on the East Coast

Topics: National parks, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks, Pollution

Cape Hatteras National Seashore could become the first "dark sky park" in the world that's on a coastline. Its brilliant nightscape of stars is an environmental, economic and scientific resource. More >

10.23.2014

One Commission to Review Them All

Topics: Legislature, Politics

The Rules Review Commission could ultimately alter key rules for enforcing environmental policy. Learn who the members are, what their power is and which constitutional question they're sparking. More >

10.22.2014

CRC Won't Fill Science Panel Vacancies Yet

Topics: Coastal management, Politics, Sea-Level Rise

Uncertain of what an updated sea-level rise report would accomplish, two members of the N.C. Coastal Resource Commission's Science Panel resigned this year. The chairman won't fill any positions until the release of that report in 2015. More >

10.21.2014

10 N.C. Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Topics: Climate Change, Wildlife

A warming climate is likely to have these 10 birds leaving North Carolina in search of cooler, more hospitable climate, but there are ways you can help. More >

10.20.2014

Exodus: Movement of N.C. Birds?

Topics: Climate Change, Wildlife

Scientists predict that more than half of U.S. birds may be threatened by climate change, including ospreys, wild turkeys and brown pelicans. More >

10.17.2014

An Optimistic Outlook for Oyster Season

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Oysters

Oyster harvest season opened in North Carolina this week, and officials think it will be a good one for several reasons. More >

10.16.2014

Hofmann Forest Case Goes to Supreme Court

Topics: Central Coast, Forestry, Hofmann Forest, Preservation

The N.C. Supreme Court will hear the long-running and controversial Hofmann Forest case, bypassing the state Court of Appeals. More >

10.15.2014

Hurricane Hazel: What We've Learned

Topics: Coastal History, Storms

In the last of three parts, we take a look at how hurricane forecasting, state planning for emergencies and building codes have changed since Hazel hit 60 years ago today. More >

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