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.
Nearly 90% of the 25,000 marine species studied will be at high or critical risk by 2100 in the worst-case scenario for greenhouse gas emissions, according to the study out this week.
NOAA’s latest outlook for the U.S. predicts that by 2050, high tide flooding on a national scale is expected to happen between 45 and 70 days per year on average.
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 public can submit comments until Aug. 17 on climate change and natural hazards vulnerability assessments for four coastal North Carolina regions.
The updated policy is to mitigate risks for state construction, minimize flood damage while considering the effects of sea level rise and climate change, and support the benefits of natural infrastructure in managing flood risk.
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.
Catharina Alves-de-Souza is part of a team studying how to best produce biogenic limestone, which could be used to significantly cut carbon dioxide emissions generated in the cement-making process.
The Interagency Council was established by Executive Order No. 80, which also directed cabinet agencies to coordinate their efforts to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy.
Climate change mitigation through soil health will be one of the topics addressed during the Soil Health Institute’s seventh annual meeting in August.
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.
The FEMA guide is a collection of personal stories, insight and resources for climate resilience.
The president’s recent executive order calls for range of federal agencies to report how they will use nature to address the effects of climate change.
In an industry that’s constantly evolving and a climate that’s also changing, environmental monitoring, science and training appear to be key to the future of oyster farming and other forms of aquaculture.