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The NC State Belltower against a blue sky, with flowering trees in the foreground

Feb 14, 2022

ShellCast App Helps Growers Forecast Harvest Closures

The North Carolina State Climate Office's Kathie Dello, Sheila Saia and John McGuire were part of a team that developed ShellCast, an online application for predicting temporary shellfish lease closures. 

icebergs in water

Dec 17, 2021

Time Lag Between Intervention and Actual CO2 Decrease Could Still Lead to Climate Tipping Point

A lag between intervention and CO2 decrease could have ramifications for climate change. 

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Dec 6, 2021

The Science House, NC State Climate Office Develop K-12 Educational Resources

The Science House and the North Carolina State Climate Office (SCO) revamped the SCO’s online educational resources. 

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. 

Oct 7, 2021

5 Years Later, 5 Lessons Learned From Hurricane Matthew

Explore five lessons from one of North Carolina's most significant recent hurricanes. 

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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. 

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Jan 12, 2021

An Extreme, Unusual 2020: The Weather Year in Review

The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included climate in North Carolina. 

A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Oct 28, 2020

Breaking Down the 2020 Hurricane Season

Find out what's behind the surge in storminess during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. 

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Mar 11, 2020

N.C. Institute for Climate Studies Releases N.C. Climate Science Report

The North Carolina Climate Science Report is a scientific assessment of historical climate trends and potential future climate change in the state.