Study: Climate Change Key in Cycle of Floods

Analysis of nearly 120 years of tropical storm and hurricane landing data and associated rainfall in coastal North Carolina shows that climate change is creating a feedback loop that suggests increasingly frequent flooding and economic damage are likely along the coast. That’s a general conclusion of research led by Hans Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine […] Island Features |  Full Article

Asian tiger shrimp:  Love them or fear them? By BRAD RICH Reprinted from the Tideland News

It’s official: The influx of Asian tiger shrimp into North Carolina waters, the rest of the South Atlantic coast, and the Gulf of Mexico is significantly worrisome, if not downright frightening. Dr. James Morris, a marine ecologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, said recently […] Local News |  Full Article