Climate Change


Forsyth County is giving out free electric fans to people who need it during this grueling heat. (Shutterstock)
One NC County Is Fighting the Heat By Giving Out Free Electric Fans

We all agree it’s hot outside - and in Forsyth County they’re taking cool down efforts seriously.

The law ensured that 135,000 North Carolinians were able to keep their health insurance, reduced the cost of insulin for nearly 57,000 seniors, and incentivized several manufacturers to invest in the state and create more clean energy jobs. (Graphic by Francesca Daly)
One Year In, Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Has Helped North Carolina

The law ensured that 135,000 North Carolinians were able to keep their health insurance, reduced the cost of insulin for nearly 57,000 seniors, and incentivized several manufacturers to invest in the state and create more clean energy jobs.

Surviving this NC heat wave
The Atlantic Ocean Is (Literally) the Temperature of a Hot Tub: What That Means for NC

This latest NC heat wave is blistering, and it's not happening in a vacuum. It is historically hot all over. Here's how to stay safe and cool in North Carolina.

Though no one was killed, last week's tornado caused multiple injuries and destroyed several homes, including this one in Dortches, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Recent Tornado Shows Need for Urgency on Climate Change

North Carolina has adopted an aggressive approach, but some industry groups and members of the Republican-led legislature are trying to derail state efforts to lower the emissions that lead to extreme weather events. 

Flames from the Donnie Creek wildfire burn along a ridge top north of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 2, 2023. Continuing wildfires in Canada have impacted air quality in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
You’re Not Imagining the Haze: NC Air Quality is a ‘Code Orange’

The NC Department of Environmental Quality has issued a “Code Orange” or "unhealthy for sensitive groups" air quality alert for central and western North Carolina. 

Wilson, N.C. flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. In 2023, forecasters are now calling for a busier-than-expected hurricane season. (Shutterstock)
Don’t Believe the Hype: This Is Going to Be a Bad Hurricane Season in NC

Despite predictions of a mild hurricane season, forecasters say record-warm temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean could mean more storms than expected.

Graphic by Francesca Daly
What North Carolina Has Gotten Out Of Biden’s Infrastructure Law (So Far)

In North Carolina, 158 infrastructure projects have been announced so far, and more are in the works. Here’s a look at the work that’s being done in the Tar Heel State and how it helps North Carolinians.