As the East Coast readies for fall king tides — the highest high and lowest low tides of the year — two organizations that track the related flooding are encouraging volunteers to submit observations via smartphone apps.
A rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill, Tara Hinton has spent her summer listening to oral histories and researching how Down East Carteret County residents are responding to changes in the environment.
A public science project at Cape Lookout National Seashore is part of a bigger communication effort to have a conversation about what ghost forests represent.
Two authors of the White House resiliency report and EPA and NOAA officials went online last week to explain the strategies and how they’ll shape agency planning.
Climate change is affecting aquaculture, but state and federal agencies are developing new tools for farmers.
Duke University environmental scientists urge communities to begin long-term planning for the increase in flooding and resulting pollution during extreme storms made worse by climate change.
Extreme heat exposure overnight for those who do not have access to or can’t afford air conditioning can lead to heat-related illness, climate experts say.
The funding supports work to help coastal communities mitigate and adapt to the increasingly intense natural hazards of a warming planet.
Construction of wind turbines off the North Carolina coast could affect birds and marine life, and while scientists and others seek more information on the extent of those effects, those who spoke during a forum last week in Wilmington said climate change is likely a greater threat.
But the recent 6-3 decision limiting EPA authority to address climate change has broader national implications that will affect the Tar Heel State, environmental law experts say.
Researchers, with recent funding from the National Science Foundation, are working to bring forward voices from rural, poorer coastal NC communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase, the threats to agricultural yields of NC staples such as soybeans, corn and sweet potatoes increase.
ECOnet, an online weather and soil data program through the State Climate Office of North Carolina, will soon be able to collect information from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the first of the program’s weather stations on the Outer Banks.
North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach held their first public meeting Wednesday to begin the process of identifying a coastal resilience project using nature-based solutions and state funding to benefit all three towns.
These small areas where rivers mix with salt water in coastal regions contribute a significant amount to the country’s economy, according to a recent update to a decade-old report on the economics of estuaries.
A new report shows that the effects of climate change will significantly cost state residents and the economy over the next three decades without urgent action to curb climate-warming pollution.