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State of Change

Watch Trailer | State of Change: Natural Solutions


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A PBS NC Production

This season, State of Change: Natural Solutions explores how we can mitigate the impacts of climate change by pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground. We will trek to the spongy peatlands of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, meet farmers in Reidsville, visit our unique tidewater region and more. 

State of Change is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

Watch State of Change: Natural Solutions Wednesday, 4/19, 7:30 PM on PBS NC and the free PBS App. Explore digital stories and additional reporting below.


Climate Change Stories

Hear from North Carolinians in these stories about climate change effects & innovative solutions across the state.

Charles looks up among the trees. Text is "Because [these trees] are almost 3000 years old, they give us the story of weather east of the Rockies." -Charles Robbins

NC's Ancient Trees

Our ancient trees are not just beautiful and majestic. They provide an accurate record of more than two millennia of weather east of the Rockies.

Video Stories

Panel Discussion with Local Journalists

Following a screening of the film, Frank Graff, host "Sci NC" leads a conversation about natural solutions to climate change, focusing on carbon sequestration. 

Panelists: Mark Hibbs (Editor of "Coastal Review"); Melody Hunter-Pillion, (journalist & historian); Lauren Pharr (science writer & avian ecologist); Adam Wagner (climate & environment reporter at "The News & Observer").

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State of Change is produced with support from the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

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