Thousands of nonnative creepers and critters could wreak havoc here, according to members of the recently deactivated panel that had long advised the Interior Department on invasive species.
Sea Level Rise Report to Look Beyond 2050
The Coastal Resources Commission is directing its science advisory panel to look at sea level rise predictions beyond 30 years in its 2020 update to a state report.
Construction Continues in Flood Risk Areas
A recent national real estate industry study ranks North Carolina second among states with the highest number of new homes built in the 10-year flood risk zone.
Visible Change: Alligator River ‘Ghost Forests’
The effects of climate change on the N.C. coast are especially pronounced at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where the rising sea level is visibly transforming habitats.
Retired General Frames Climate Change Risks
Retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, now CEO of the American Security Project think tank, told an audience in Wilmington this week that climate change poses a national security threat.
Rising Seas: Park Managers Are Taking Heed
A National Park Service report released in May put N.C. parks at the highest risk from sea level rise and storm surge. Park officials say they have already taken steps to minimize climate change-related problems as studies continue.
Rising Seas Threaten $4 Billion in NC Property
Sea level rise will put about $4 billion of coastal N.C. property value at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, says a recent report, but northeastern counties are among those facing problems already.
NOAA Tools Offer Help With Coastal Planning
NOAA’s Digital Coast is a set of online tools developed to help turn data on sea level rise, coastal flooding and the benefits of wetlands into useful information for coastal communities.
Panelists: Dangerous Inaction on Rising Seas
Experts on coastal policy said during a recent forum in Raleigh that state and local officials are doing too little to adapt to and head off damage from sea level rise.
Birds Get Help Adapting to Climate Change
Audubon North Carolina recently launched two programs designed to help the state’s most vulnerable birds survive and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Climate Change Up Close and Personal
“Climate Stories NC” document how the changing climate has affected the lives of North Carolinians, like Willy Phillips, a fisherman in Columbia.
Health Advocates Blast N.C.’s Power Plan
Public health and environmental advocates say the state’s response to the federal clean power plan, which seeks to limit the country’s carbon emissions, is too limited.
N.C. Experts See Hope in Climate Deal
Our correspondent Cate Kozak covered the recent international climate conference in Paris, where agreement was reached that could present opportunity for N.C. firms in the move toward more renewable energy.
We Still Have Time, Climate Scientist Says
Michael Mann, one of the leading atmospheric researchers in the world and the author of the famed “hockey stick” graph of greenhouse gas emissions, sat down recently with us. We still have time, he says, to fix our ways.
Climate Change Evidence All Around
Despite what you might hear, there’s strong evidence that climate change is having an impact on North Carolina, the experts say. Just carefully look around you.
10 N.C. Birds Threatened by Climate Change
A warming climate is likely to have these 10 birds leaving North Carolina in search of cooler, more hospitable climate, but there are ways you can help.