Panelists: Dangerous inaction on rising seas.

Experts on coastal policy said during a recent forum in Raleigh that state and local officials are doing too little to adapt to and head off damage from sea level rise.

RALEIGH — “Bottom line is we should not be building big buildings next to the beach.”

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Report: Parks, nature boost coast’s economy.

CAPE LOOKOUT – When visitors spend time on North Carolina’s coast, they also spend money. Renting lodging, dining locally, recreating, camping and fishing are among the services tourists pay for to experience the state’s coastline.

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Cape Lookout solar energy goes live.

CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE – The National Park Service unveiled a new solar energy system during a ceremony on Tuesday, transitioning all of the park’s facilities to renewable energy in an effort to discontinue costly and inefficient energy sources the park has used in the past.

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AmeriCorps funding in limbo.

AmeriCorps Funding in Limbo

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Can oysters, coastal restoration create jobs?

RALEIGH – When European settlers first arrived in North Carolina’s sounds, historical accounts indicate that the water was so clear a dropped coin could be seen falling to the bottom of the sound. The waters once teemed with so many oysters that their reefs were a navigational hazard.

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New stormwater rules set to take effect in North Carolina.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s new stormwater rules take effect New Year’s Day, allowing for more flexibility before construction and a new expedited permitting process, but only time will tell whether the changes do enough to protect water quality.

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Town takes steps to curb flooding, pollution.

PINE KNOLL SHORES –The town has broken ground on a natural stormwater management system designed to decrease the volume of runoff and alleviate some of the area’s flooding.

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Sea turtle doctor pioneers new science.

MOREHEAD CITY — Dr. Craig Harms had planned on spending the day writing parts of a book he was co-authoring. The subject he was focused on was sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, so it was no surprise when a sea turtle emergency put an end to his quiet plans for the day on Sept. 27, 2016.

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