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File photo of waves breaking on the shore. (Photo by PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

NC Senate Passes Bill To Regulate Rising Seas

North Carolina senators have decided to postpone consideration of a state-sponsored science panel’s warning of rising sea levels until July 2016, calling instead for more studies.


File photo of waves breaking on a beach. (Photo by HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages)

Coastal County Officials Fight To Outlaw Predictions Of Rising Sea Levels

When a panel of scientists appointed by the state of North Carolina warned the government of rising sea levels – a side effect of global warming – critics rallied against their claims and urged local lawmakers to ignore the reports, for fear of its negative effects on local commerce. And governments up and down the coast may take heed – to the protesters.