NOAA scientists studying meteotsunamis say learning more about these smaller tsunami-like waves that reach N.C. beaches generally unnoticed could help in forecasting storm surge and coastal flooding.
Two recently published studies show that urban development and the effects of climate change are contributing to the extreme rainfall and flooding of recent hurricanes.
Bull sharks are increasingly using North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound as a nursery, according to a recent study, but long-term research has shown that waters in the region are teeming with more large sharks – a good sign for the ecosystem.
A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will study the effect the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has had on development along the coasts of North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Delaware.
A new report on sea level rise indicates that at least 20 North Carolina communities could be regularly inundated with sea water within 15 years but local experts feel some areas are already suffering the effects.
A recent federal report echoes what many agencies and state and local governments already know: Abandoned boats in public waters are a problem with no easy solutions.
Candid Critters, a photography experiment launched on the coast last year to gauge the diversity and range of wildlife for conservation and management, is going statewide.
Any future oil drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, which Obama placed off limits during his final days in office, could push global warming to 4 degrees or beyond, says a recent report.
A recent federal study estimates the monetary value of reducing stormwater runoff from development, suggesting that over time hundreds of millions of dollars in groundwater resources can be saved.
New research from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill may provides a way to know how much human presence sensitive coastal areas may be able to withstand.
NOAA recently determined that most populations of humpback whales have rebounded and are no longer threatened or endangered, but some conservation groups say the status change is premature.