Climate Change

  • Lurking Invaders Threaten US, Experts Warn

    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.

  • 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.