Skip to main content

Tag: climate change

map illustration showing average temperatures in North Carolina in 2019

Jan 9, 2020

2019: The Warmest Year in N.C. History

It's official: 2019 was North Carolina's warmest year on record. State Climatologist Kathie Dello breaks down what that means. 

child and adult fishing on the beach

Oct 7, 2019

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

Research finds that recreational fishing will likely be another casualty of climate change. 

Dr. Louie Rivers - Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Sep 26, 2019

Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Due to a lack of green space and a gentrification pattern in Raleigh, heat is rising. Who does this impact the most? 

Sep 6, 2019

Podcast: State Climatologist Kathie Dello

Learn about the role the climate office plays in North Carolina and how it can help our state potentially predict and prepare for the results of a changing climate. 

A northern bobwhite quail in the grass

May 9, 2019

How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. To find out what it means for birds, researchers went to North Carolina's Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, compared to the Everglades and Serengeti for its biodiversity. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

A hand holding a juvenile southern flounder from Mill Creek

Apr 30, 2019

N.C. Study: Warmer Water Linked to Higher Proportion of Male Flounder

In the wild and in the lab, researchers find a relationship between higher water temperatures and a lower percentage of female flounder, a cause for concern. 

Heavy equipment on the beach to move sand

Apr 18, 2019

When Coastal Hazards Threaten Your Outer Banks Trip

Learning how disruptions influence travelers' plans can help inform tourism planning and investments in coastal communities. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

aerial view of flooded homes and forest

Nov 27, 2018

What the Climate Assessment Tells Us About Impacts to North Carolina

The fourth National Climate Assessment has a lot to say about the future of North Carolina and the Southeast. 

Map shows urban heat islands in and around Raleigh and several other N.C. cities.

Jul 18, 2018

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research. 

Mar 13, 2018

Lack of Water is Key Stressor for Urban Trees

A recent study finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty. 

Jul 31, 2017

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have? 

May 18, 2017

Water Efficiency in Rural Areas is Getting Worse, Even as it Improves in Urban Centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time. 

May 17, 2017

Forests in Flux

Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are shifting the trees in our forests, with hardwood species moving inland and evergreens moving north.