Environmentally Speaking

This past winter and spring Adam Gee was an East Carolina University Criminal Justice major living out a childhood dream, making the rounds and learning the ropes with the N.C. Marine Patrol.

Follow along as Byron Toothman, Research Biologist for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve, teaches a co-worker about the System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). Read on to learn more about SWMP!

Follow along as Byron Toothman, Research Biologist for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve, teaches a co-worker about the System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). Read on to learn more about SWMP!

I sat down with Byron Toothman, a North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Research (NCNERR) Biologist, to discover what being a marine scientist is like.

View the "2022 By the Numbers" Infographic highlighting DEQ's 2022 accomplishments in providing science based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians.

North Carolina’s Dam Safety Program recently received the Southeast Regional Award from the Association of Dam Safety Officials for its work protecting North Carolinians.

This September, DEQ Secretary Elizabeth Biser joined Governor Roy Cooper in the community of Ivanhoe in Sampson County to highlight a transformative water infrastructure grant.

DEQ has made it easier than ever for North Carolina communities to apply for the financial support they need for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects with a streamlined online application portal.

The Recycling Markets Directory has been relaunched with interactive features to help North Carolina businesses and organizations recycle the material they generate by connecting them with nearby recyclers.

Marine Patrol Pilot Mark Daniels taxied the 2004 Cessna 182 to a runway at Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern.

Learn how to tell the difference between Common Dolphinfish and Pompano Dolphinfish.

North Carolina is known for encompassing three scenic regions within the state lines.  The presence of the sparkling coast, vast piedmont, and towering mountains contributes to the state’s e

DEQ Secretary Elizabeth Biser visits Purchase Knob and learns how salamanders, lichens and other native species respond to improvements in air quality.

Division of Marine Fisheries Director Kathy Rawls put on her fishing boots and went to the beach at Cape Point in Hatteras this week, but she wasn’t trying to hook a fish.

When Gov. Roy Cooper in 2017 designated the Department of Environmental Quality as the lead agency to administer the state's share of the Volkswagen settlement mitigation trust funds, I knew we would be embarking on a journey to “do a lot of good."