Stories tagged: "climate change"


Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Failure to Act is a Huge Crisis.’ NC Environmentalist Sees Promise in Biden Climate Plan

As California wildires burn, a NC environmentalist talks the sharp contrast of Biden and Trump's climate plans.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

A solar power array in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
What A Clean Energy Economy Could Do For North Carolina

Implementing clean energy is about more than protecting the environment—it also creates equity and fuels economic growth, NC officials say.

In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, a burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Fire Tornadoes and Inland Hurricanes: Extreme Weather Linked to Pollution Is on the Rise

The arctic is burning, much of Iowa was wiped out by powerful wind storms, and California witnessed wildfires, fire tornadoes, and record-setting heat over the weekend.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Trump to Dump Rules That Protect You From Methane

Rolling back emissions rules for oil and gas companies is dangerous for the environment and your health.

Cleanup begins following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The storm is past but researchers are expecting an extremely active hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Should Expect a Fierce Hurricane Season

Researchers are predicting an ‘extremely active’ hurricane season for NC, with climate change and warmer seas playing a part.

A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A nearby nuclear plant reportedly lost power early Tuesday, spurring safety fears at the facility. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
As Isaias Approached NC, A Nuclear Power Plant Temporarily Lost Power

A North Carolina nuclear plant in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias reported an “unusual” loss of power Tuesday morning, officials reported.