Climate Change http://wunc.org en Energy Consumption And Climate Change As National Security Threats http://wunc.org/post/energy-consumption-and-climate-change-national-security-threats <p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Climate change and the way we use energy are threats to national security, according to group of U.S. military generals at the nonprofit CNA Corporation. </span></font></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Their research shows stronger storms will likely divert more troops to humanitarian missions and American dependence on fossil fuels forces convoys to routinely transport fuel through dangerous areas. </span></font></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:11:52 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 35894 at http://wunc.org Energy Consumption And Climate Change As National Security Threats Coastal Commission Shrinks Scope Of Sea Level Rise Study http://wunc.org/post/coastal-commission-shrinks-scope-sea-level-rise-study <p>The group that implements rules along the North Carolina coast has decided to shrink the scope of a study on sea level rise.</p><p>The Coastal Resources Commission had been considering a&nbsp; study of the effects of sea level rise over the next 100 years. At their meeting Thursday they decided to limit that study to just 30 years, along with&nbsp; updates every five years.</p><p>The commission thought the study would have more weight if it were more limited.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:45:29 +0000 WUNC News 35603 at http://wunc.org Coastal Commission Shrinks Scope Of Sea Level Rise Study Raleigh's New Climate Change Hub - How Will It Help Farmers? http://wunc.org/post/raleighs-new-climate-change-hub-how-will-it-help-farmers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Earlier this month, Raleigh was selected to host one of seven climate change research hubs in the nation. The hubs will prepare farmers to cope with &nbsp;the effects of climate change on their land.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:42:31 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 30743 at http://wunc.org Raleigh's New Climate Change Hub - How Will It Help Farmers? NC State Is Becoming A Federal Government Favorite For Big Projects http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-becoming-federal-government-favorite-big-projects <p></p><p>It's been a big year for NC State - and it's only February.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:19:27 +0000 Eric Mennel 30098 at http://wunc.org NC State Is Becoming A Federal Government Favorite For Big Projects Watching The Rising Tides Along North Carolina's Coast http://wunc.org/post/watching-rising-tides-along-north-carolinas-coast <p><font size="2" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; "><span style="font-size: 11pt; ">Scientist Robert Young says that even the most conservative estimates show rising sea levels have a strong effect on the beaches of North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></font></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:57:59 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 25808 at http://wunc.org Watching The Rising Tides Along North Carolina's Coast How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests? http://wunc.org/post/how-climate-change-affecting-tropical-forests <p></p><p>Melting ice caps at the poles are not the only concern when thinking about global warming. Increasingly, scientists are realizing that the impact of rising temperatures on tropical forests is just as dramatic.</p><p>On a rain forest mountain top where I had just seen woolly monkeys swinging through the trees, I asked Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman if we were simply putting too much greenhouse gas in the air to slow or halt the inevitable march of climate change.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:54:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados & Justin Catanoso 21909 at http://wunc.org How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests? Climate Change Speeding Up Life Cycles Of Trees http://wunc.org/post/climate-change-speeding-life-cycles-trees <p>Researchers at Duke University have found evidence that climate change is shortening the life cycles of trees in the U.S.</p><p>Research in tropical areas like Peru has suggested that trees are migrating to cooler areas by producing offspring in higher elevations or latitudes, but the latest study says most plants in the U.S. might not be able to move quickly enough to keep up with rising temperatures.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:03:52 +0000 Will Michaels 22954 at http://wunc.org Climate Change Speeding Up Life Cycles Of Trees Baby Harp Seals On Thin Ice http://wunc.org/post/baby-harp-seals-thin-ice <p><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068779">A new study from Duke</a> has found that as sea ice cover declines off the coast of eastern Canada, harp seal pups are suffering from a higher rate of strandings than their parents. It’s the first study of seal stranding rates that takes into account genetics, as well as environmental and demographic factors like age and gender. &nbsp;Duke research scientist David Johnston says that genetic fitness does not affect the rate of stranding.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 19490 at http://wunc.org Baby Harp Seals On Thin Ice Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security http://wunc.org/post/military-leaders-discuss-climate-change-national-security <p></p><p>Current and former members of the military want to talk about how climate change could be threatening national security.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://fortbragg.patch.com/articles/renewable-energy-and-local-economy-to-be-discussed-at-fayetteville-town-hall-meeting-tuesday">A public meeting in Fayetteville tonight</a> will include discussions about evidence linking climate change to a rising risk of stronger natural disasters.&nbsp; Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey is one of the speakers at the meeting and a former Army captain.&nbsp; He says storms that cause widespread damage divert military resources, leaving the impacted areas more vulnerable. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Will Michaels 17420 at http://wunc.org Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security Study Shows How Trees Help CREATE Smog http://wunc.org/post/study-shows-how-trees-help-create-smog <p><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/03/1221150110.full.pdf+html?sid=21f79de9-13e0-42de-95fb-fc1c73e69e20">A new study</a> from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed exactly how trees play a role in smog production. The question has been a source of scientific uncertainty for years, and the findings are a milestone in air pollution research, with potentially significant implications for public health.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 14342 at http://wunc.org Study Shows How Trees Help CREATE Smog