Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities. However, for three predominately African-American, rural communities near the coast, NC State researchers documented additional injustices that threaten the communities’ ability to adapt to a changing climate. Learn more from NC Sea Grant partners.
The fourth Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, a hybrid virtual and in-person event, kicks off May 10th to 12th. The conference offers a place to share experiences and knowledge about opportunities, resources, and local initiatives across a range of professions in in order to generate solutions for climate adaptation in the Carolinas.
National Park Service officials say the blue color is likely caused by microscopic dinoflagellate plankton floating in the water. The plankton “make their own food using photosynthesis,” and bioluminescence is a byproduct, the NPS says.
For North Carolina Sea Grant and our partners, every day celebrates our planet, including our lands and waters.
North Carolina’s estuaries are home to vast, lush salt marshes, mounds of oyster reefs, and flowing seagrass beds. These beautiful habitats provide a wealth of ecosystem services, including shoreline protection, sediment and nutrient filtration, habitat for our fisheries, and carbon sequestration, yet they are increasingly under threat.