Is the Abbot Point expansion toxic to the Great Barrier Reef?
Energy, News, and Climate / Policy

Is the Abbot Point expansion toxic to the Great Barrier Reef?

Unlike many other environmental concerns, threats to the Great Barrier Reef are widely acknowledged beyond the scientific community. The average person may not be able to articulate exactly why the reef is at risk, but he has an idea that survival of the colorful, otherworldly seascape he remembers from so many documentaries is far from … Continue reading

Should we let local politicking shape the conversation about offshore energy development?
Energy, News, and Climate / Policy / Science / Technology

Should we let local politicking shape the conversation about offshore energy development?

One of the most effective arguments against offshore energy developments (of many types – not just offshore wind) is the negative impact to the local viewshed. In North Carolina in particular, the Outer Banks are dominated by land designated as ‘National Seashore,’ and therefore under much greater effective protection from any sort of development than … Continue reading

Film Friday: Restoring East Coast Oysters
Marine Preservation / Podcasts and Videos / Policy

Film Friday: Restoring East Coast Oysters

Things have been a little slow as we ease into summer schedules here at UNdertheC, but check back next week as we resume our regular posting schedule!  Until then, today’s Film Friday ushers in the first official beach weekend of the year with a neat infographics video about oyster restoration.  The video, made by a … Continue reading