Fortifying Homes Against Wind and Water Damage

March 8, 2021 | Allison Fisk

As homeowners prepare for coastal wind events, they should consider storm-resilient construction options that offer multiple benefits. Some homeowners in coastal North Carolina are saving money each year on wind insurance premiums — and reducing the risk of storm damage — thanks to the FORTIFIED program. See blog post and link to a memo for coastal property owners.

Breaking Systemic Barriers

February 24, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

When we look at the aquatic sciences and related disciplines, from marine biology to wetland ecology to coastal resilience, we see how Black scientists are persisting and breaking barriers in white-dominated fields. While these scientists conduct the work they love, they also encounter hardships in both academic and field research settings.

“No Credible Evidence” Food Packaging Transmits COVID-19

February 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

“From epidemiologists to biologists, authorities are confident in the safety of the seafood supply and, what’s more, health experts cite seafood’s role in supporting a healthy immune system,” says Lisa Weddig, vice president for regulatory and technical affairs at the ‎National Fisheries Institute.

Students Support Diversity in Marine Science with Free Online Event

February 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

On February 28th, People of Scientific and Equitable Achievement — a student-directed initiative in support of inclusion, diversity, and equity in the sciences — will hold a free online discussion of personal journeys to becoming marine and environmental scientists.

Nearly 20 Million Pack NC State Parks in 2020

February 18, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

Jockey’s Ridge led all N.C. state parks in 2020 with 1.9 million visitors.