Stories tagged: "environment"


A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The 2021 hurricane season is off to a fast start. Here are some tips to prepare for any storms ahead. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
This Hurricane Season Will be Busy. Here’s How to Prepare Before a Big One Hits North Carolina.

In the first six weeks of the 2021 hurricane season, we’ve already clocked five named storms.

Rolling solo? From outdoor rollerskating to midnight kayaking, surfing and more, there is still lots to do in North Carolina to satisfy your solitary soul. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Single in North Carolina? 5 Summer Adventures to Try by Yourself

North Carolina is full of options for the single adventurer. From outdoor skating to midnight kayaking, here's our top suggestions for solo fun, from the mountains to the sea.

The blue heron takes flight at sunset in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Hot Bird Summer: The Wildest NC Birds to Watch While You’re Out and About in Nature

From the hard-to-spot Wilson's storm-petrel to the effervescent scarlet tanager, a guided tour of North Carolina’s most colorful, feisty, and fascinating birds.

An early 20th century painting by Franz von Stuck, called A Swing in the Woods, depicts a red-haired woman, naked with buttocks exposed, enjoying a sling hung between two trees in a wooded, secluded area. To her right is a male figure, also nude, with arms raised in a pushing motion.
Don’t Get Naked, and Other Rules for New Nature Enthusiasts in NC

Here are seven rules reformed couch potatoes need to know when embracing the great outdoors in North Carolina.

It's summer. Here's Cardinal & Pine's guide to the best swimming holes in North Carolina. (Image via VisitNC)
Bust Your Butt or Skinny Dip: Our Guide to North Carolina’s Best Swimming Holes

It’s summer again in North Carolina. Trust us. You need to know how to find the best — and the chilliest — swimming holes in the state.

Gov. Roy Cooper (L) greets then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Raleigh in October 2020. Cooper says it is "critical" for North Carolina that Congress passes Biden's American Jobs Plan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Federal Infrastructure Bill ‘Critical’ for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper Says

Cooper calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which includes massive amounts of funding for roads, bridges, broadband, housing, and climate change.

A sign warns motorists and others of flooding on New River Inlet Road, in North Topsail Beach. A 2019 study by the Center for Climate Integrity, estimates that it will cost $724 million to adequately provide short term protection against flooding in N. Topsail. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
4 Ways the Biden Administration Wants to Slow Climate Change in NC

Joe Biden has made responding to climate change a priority of his presidency. Here’s what that means for North Carolina.