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Aug 8, 2022

What’s Driving the Massive, Destructive Rainfalls Around the Country

Washington Post
“Individual events happen all the time and have happened all the time in our historical record. We need to be aware that just because we have an event doesn’t mean it represents something unusual,” said Kenneth Kunkel, a research professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 

Carolina bays dot the landscape in Bladen County, including Singletary Lake (center) and White Lake (right). (Photo from NASA Earth Observatory)

Jul 20, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Rivers and Wetlands

The NC State Climate Office explains the threats the rivers and wetlands in eastern North Carolina face due to a changing climate. 

A colorized display of sea surface temperatures shows the warm water of the Gulf Stream extending off the coast of North Carolina.

Jul 19, 2022

Our Curious Coast: The Ocean and Coastline

The NC State Climate Office gives an overview of North Carolina's offshore ocean currents and how winds and waves shape the coastline. 

A pocosin peatland in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Jul 14, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Soils and Agriculture

The NC State Climate Office explores the soils of eastern North Carolina, their suitability for agriculture and the weather and climate challenges that farmers face. 

Inlets carved into northern Hatteras Island by Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Jul 13, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Geography and Coastal Climate

The NC State Climate Office and the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative give an overview of the state's coastal geography and the interplay between land, water, weather and people. 

SCO research technician Myleigh Neill works to recalibrate a rain gauge at a weather tower/weather station off Lake Wheeler Road.

Nov 29, 2021

Climate in Context

The State Climate Office of North Carolina, a unit of the College of Sciences, helps the state’s residents understand how weather and climate affect them. 

a person is engaged in a video conference with several other people who are pictured on the screen of a laptop

Sep 29, 2021

How (And Why) to Emphasize Listening in Effective Climate Communications

Karl Dudman, a visiting Fulbright scholar in the North Carolina State Climate Office, offers tips for communicating about climate change. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 22, 2021

Grant Will Fund Climate Resilience Strategies for Frontline Communities in the Carolinas

NC State will lead a multi-institutional effort to develop climate resilience solutions in frontline communities in the Carolinas. 

thermometer showing a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit

Sep 3, 2020

Record-Setting Rain and Heat? This Is the New Normal

Climate change is no longer a future problem. It is a now problem. 

butterfly resting on dry grass

Sep 2, 2020

Fire and Butterflies: Insights From a Natural Disaster

Human intervention can help rare species survive climate change.