Seawater's changing chemistry is making it harder for oysters and other shellfish to grow.
For all its ocean docks, lakes, river and streams, the state has the fewest people who go fishing per capita.
Are virtual exhibits close to replacing real life ones?
The oyster farms compete with boaters and other users of the coast's shallow salt ponds.
Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina about his investigative series.
An entrepreneur under contract with a native village in Canada dumped tons of iron in the Pacific to spark a plankton bloom that would capture carbon dioxide. That violated ocean treaties, and angered scientists who are studying that kind of geo-engineering.
North Carolina's legislature put aside the latest predictions of rising sea levels, for coastal planning purposes, in favor of more study. Long-term predictions of a three-foot rise by 2010 could needlessly hurt development, critics said.