Climate Connections: Alligator River

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Tree plantings and reefs made from oyster shells are among tools being used in a North Carolina wildlife refuge to help fend-off one of the highest rates of sea-level rise in the country.

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Protecting North Carolina Wetlands as Seas Rise

Dennis Stewart

In eastern North Carolina, refuge managers, conservationists, and volunteers are working to protect critical ecosystems by slowing the effects of rising waters.

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Climate Connections: Lyme Disease

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The number of incidences of Lyme disease, brought on by some tick bites, stems in part from warmer winters and wetter summers, and Lyme now is the country’s fastest-growing vector-borne disease. 

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Climate Connections: Allergies Alert

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Millions of Americans experience seasonal allergies, some pointing to earlier onsets and longer-lived effects, and researchers point to more pollen in our future.

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Climate Connections: Climate and Steroids

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We see more home runs when a baseball player gets “juiced” by improperly using steroids, and scientists warn that the climate can get “juiced” too.
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Climate Connections: El Niño

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Scientists are concerned that the next strong El Niño — when it occurs and not if it occurs — may pack a greater wallop and more widespread and costly damages across North America.
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Climate Connections: Crazy About Coffee

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“Peace of mind in a cup” — it’s what some of us want in our much-needed morning cup of coffee, but in a warmer climate it’s likely to come with an increased price tag.
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