Climate


Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

A beachfront home in Rodanthe, N.C., collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 9. (National Park Service via AP)
Ticking Clock for NC’s Coast as New Reports Detail Climate Change Dangers

This is serious. A UN report says rising seas will inundate a little less than half of the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula.  

A massive wildfire has been burning at NC's Pilot Mountain since Saturday, torching hundreds of acres. (Photo by Richard Hill)
Pilot Mountain Is Burning. North Carolina, Climate Change Just Got Personal.

We can't be in denial any longer. Expect more blazes like this in North Carolina as the planet warms. 

A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

Devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Fred has rendered many beloved Carolina falls and hiking trails dangerous or inaccessible. Pisgah National Forest was especially impacted, with the bridge at Skinny Dip Falls obliterated and the path of the water permanently altered. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Storm Damage to Western North Carolina Closes Landmarks Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Many rivers, waterfalls, trails and roads are hazardous after Tropical Storm Fred. Here's a list of closures.

NCDOT workers assess damage to a bridge spanning the Pigeon River, Thursday in Bethel, N.C., (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
Haywood County Starts Its Recovery From Catastrophic Flooding

Seven people are still missing and two are confirmed dead after Tropical Storm Fred tore through Western North Carolina this week. 

A sign warns motorists and others of flooding on New River Inlet Road in North Topsail Beach. A 2019 study by the Center for Climate Integrity, estimates that it will cost $724 million to adequately provide short term protection against flooding in N. Topsail. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
4 Ways the Biden Administration Wants to Slow Climate Change in NC

Joe Biden has made responding to climate change a priority of his presidency. Here’s what that means for North Carolina.