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for North Carolina Geographer Vol. 7 Issue , 1999
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The crab processing industry and the region of eastern North Carolina have a long history together, beginning in the early 1900s in the wake of the declining fin fishery. In the early 1990s the crab processing industry faced a labor crisis based on the inability of the industry to continue to recruit workers from local labor sources. An alternative labor force was found in Mexican migrant women under the H2-B temporary worker program. This change in the labor pool is shown to be a reflection of broader transformations in the regional economic base, social ideologies, and the internationalization of the industry itself.
Hurricane Floyd crossed eastern North Carolina in September 1999, causing the largest disaster in the state's history. The majority of the damage was caused by flooding associated with heavy rainfall rather than by high winds or coastal erosion. There are a number of physical features of eastern North Carolina that contributed to making this flood so severe. When these features/factors come together in a unique way, extreme events such as the flooding from Hurricane Floyd occur.
Environmental education emphasizes that the entire world is linked ecologically. Climatic phenomena in one region may influence conditions in other regions, even at great distances. Edgell argues that there is a need for more studies on global atmospheric circulation systems and their links to inter-regional climate patterns that affect southeastern North Carolina.
Nutrient pollution is a potential problem in North Carolina's coastal plain waters because of the large percentage of land in agricultural use, which adds high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus to the fields in the forms of fertilizers and animal wastes.
New property revaluations and use systems created a need for modern land records management systems in Beaufort County. The existing manual system was inadequate to meet the growing amount of questions, so the county turned to the implementation of geographic information systems as a decision support too.