A new website highlights the work of the North Carolina Local Food Council (NCLFC), a collaborative network of people across organizations and state agencies working together to improve North Carolina’s local food systems. Visit: nclocalfoodcouncil.org
Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a massive new Duke University study, with funding from North Carolina Sea Grant, could help stem these losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk, and why.
Four Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship finalists from North Carolina are serving a year in the federal, executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C. Alicia M. Cheripka, Jill Hamilton, Chrissy Hayes and William Thaxton started their placements in February.
As the 2019 class begins their placements, North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2020 Knauss fellowship until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019.
Researchers have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits.
Hurricanes Florence and Michael brought combined damages of nearly $10 million to North Carolina’s shellfish aquaculture industry, with significant impacts to facilities, gear and crops.