The Coastal Studies Institute on the Outer Banks is now part of a global scientific collaborative to capitalize on the blue economy, which was highlighted during the U.N. climate conference in November as a technological revolution.
Farmers know the climate is changing but it could take years before research can confirm the effectiveness of agricultural efforts to conserve nitrogen and sequester carbon.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change and land released in 2019 reveals dynamics between land, plants and water in a rapidly warming planet.
More frequent storms with record amounts of rainfall have pummeled farms in the region and rising saltwater has reached low-lying fields, but while some still question the science, farmers are working to adapt.
Methane’s role as a greenhouse gas was recently elevated to new prominence during the U.N. climate change conference in Glasgow, but here in North Carolina, addressing a big source of emissions won’t be easy.
Longtime Coastal Review correspondent Catherine Kozak recently attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, where attendees seemed to know little about coastal North Carolina, despite the significant climate perils facing this part of the world.
A group of nine people with backgrounds and interests in the coastal economy and related water quality issues provided its recommendations for improving the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.
Proposed amendments to the state’s official plan for protecting, restoring and conserving coastal habitats and fisheries drill in on newly specific priorities linked to water quality and climate change.
Algal blooms have been recurring problems in the Chowan River Basin, but excess nutrients have triggered more and more, including those deemed harmful or toxic, but scientists aren’t sure exactly why.
Results from a recent NC State study highlight the double whammy of microbial contamination of surface waters posed by failing human wastewater infrastructure and animal agriculture after storm inundations.
As North Carolina’s population continues to grow, algal blooms and other signs of human-caused nutrient pollution in rivers and estuaries stand to worsen.
Support appears to be growing in North Carolina for using natural, restored and working lands to help offset carbon emissions and reduce flooding severity.
The Resilient Coastal Communities Program is part of a statewide effort to help local governments address climate change-related risks.
There’s no easy answer when it comes to flooding in the Albemarle-Pamlico region, but there’s a move on to not only live with water, but also to capitalize on it.
Surrounded by water, nonprofits in NC’s “Inner Banks” region say bringing the environment to the people is key to community resilience.
Environmental justice communities are among the most at risk to the effects of climate change and while the state has made efforts to address these vulnerable populations, some say more must be done.