The USS North Carolina moored on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina (Ken Blevins/StarNews via Associated Press)

Climate Change Sank My Battleship?

The USS North Carolina survived World War II, but now its captain’s mission is to protect it from storm surges and sea level rise.

Flooding ravaged areas along the Cape Fear River after Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Sgt Devon Bistarkey/US National Guard

Captain Terry Bragg looks over the repair process on the USS North Carolina.

Ken Blevins/StarNews (www.starnewsonline.com/news/20181216/battleship-nc-moves-forward-in-wake-of-florence)

The battleship suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Florence, largely in the visitor center and gallery space.

Ken Blevins/StarNews (www.starnewsonline.com/news/20181216/battleship-nc-moves-forward-in-wake-of-florence)
On Location

Very hot days—which are only getting worse due to climate change—are harming the health of residents across the country.

Southeast Dispatch

The National Climate Assessment’s outlook for the two coastal states is daunting, but local leaders are starting to dig in for a fight.

Guide

A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

Southeast Dispatch

Add antibiotic-resistant bacteria from pig waste to the long list of post-Florence worries.

What's At Stake

Tens of thousands of American families live in repeatedly flooded properties—and many feel like there’s no way out.

Personal Action

As floods become more frequent and severe with climate change, protecting your home becomes even more crucial. Here’s how to assess your risk—and make sure you’re prepared for the worst.

onEarth Story

Whatever the decision, action is needed—and sooner rather than later.

onEarth Story

Hurricanes like Harvey and Maria put those who live near toxic waste sites in double jeopardy.

Southeast Dispatch

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline—and the Mountain Valley Pipeline, with a similar path—could tear up land and negatively impact people throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Action Figure

After Hurricane Sandy, Joseph Tirone Jr. helped one Staten Island community navigate New York State’s pilot buyout program. Now he’s on a mission to show others how he did it.

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