North Carolina rises from its Atlantic Ocean coastline to the highest peak east of the Mississippi River—Mount Mitchell, which stands more than a mile above sea level at 6,684 feet. The state’s terrain ranges from the barrier islands of the Outer Banks in the east, where North Carolina is brushed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, across the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont region to the heavily forested spine of the Appalachian Mountains in the west.
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States have implemented a variety of policies aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At least 16 states and Puerto Rico have enacted legislation establishing GHG emissions reduction requirements, with more requiring state agencies to report or inventory GHG emissions. Other states, such as New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, have recently committed to statewide GHG reduction goals through executive action, but do not currently have binding statutory targets.
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.
EcoAdaptpartnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states.
The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in North Carolina
Between 2017 and 2019, North Carolina experienced five tropical cyclones, five severe storms, two winter storms, and one freeze. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.