Climate Change

  • Using Marshes to Combat Global Warming

    Salt marshes may store far more carbon than tropical rain forests and other types of habitats. In the first of a two-part series, we explore these valuable weapons in the fight against global warming.

  • Welcome to Warmer America

    If you thought it was hot in July in coastal North Carolina, you’re not alone. The month was the hottest month in recorded history for the United States. We may be getting an early glimpse of how future climate will look.

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    Geologist Offers a New Vision for the Coast

    Stan Riggs seems to be on a mission these days. His goal is ambitious: To save our beautiful coast – its inlets and marshes and barrier islands – and in the process to save our coastal economy. To do that, though, he has to persuade us to change our ways.