NC Coastal Resources Commission http://wunc.org en Panel Meets To Look At Sea-Level Rise... Again http://wunc.org/post/panel-meets-look-sea-level-rise-again <p></p><p>The panel responsible for studying sea-level rise along North Carolina's coast met Monday in New Bern. It was the first meeting under a new mandate to look at the forecast for sea-level rise for a shorter time period.</p><p>Four years ago the Coastal Resources Commission's science panel issued a dire report saying oceans could rise 39 inches by the year 2100. The state then issued a moratorium on using that prediction for policy purposes. The new guidelines for the science panel call for a 30-year prediction.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:05:09 +0000 WUNC News 39386 at http://wunc.org Panel Meets To Look At Sea-Level Rise... Again 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 House Committee Changes Commissions Bill http://wunc.org/post/house-committee-changes-commissions-bill <p>House lawmakers have substantially rewritten a controversial bill that would revamp and eliminate many state commissions. The Senate's version of <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&amp;DocNum=802&amp;SeqNum=0">S-B 10</a> would have cleared out the membership of the Utilities, Industrial, Coastal Resources and Wildlife Resources Commissions, among others. And it would have eliminated 12 special Superior Court judge positions. But on Wednesday, a House Committee made some big changes to its version of the bill. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:30:15 +0000 Jessica Jones 11100 at http://wunc.org Rising Tides http://wunc.org/post/rising-tides <p>North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would use historical record rather than scientific methodology to predict rising sea levels. It’s in response to a report released by the <a href="http://dcm2.enr.state.nc.us/CRC/crc.htm" target="_blank">North Carolina Coastal Resource Commission</a>, predicting that the sea level will rise 39 inches by 2100. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:06:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4400 at http://wunc.org