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Nov 24, 2014

Environmental “Tipping Points” Key to Predicting Extinctions

Depending on a population’s adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in climate variability can create a “tipping point” that sends the population into extinction. 

Aug 28, 2014

Cities as a Glimpse of the Future

How researchers learned that cities may serve as a crystal ball for the impact of climate change on an important insect pest. 

Aug 27, 2014

Museum Specimens, Modern Cities Show How an Insect Pest Will Respond to Climate Change

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. 

Jul 30, 2014

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a […] 

May 8, 2014

Farmers Skeptical About Validity of Climate Change

The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, and that the […] 

Feb 6, 2014

NC State Heads Climate Change Hub

The federal government has again selected NC State to take the reins of a collaborative research effort. Find out how the Southeast Regional Climate Hub will help ranchers, farmers and forest landowners cope with increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods and crippling droughts. 

Jan 23, 2014

Officials Praise Climate Center at Opening

NC State celebrated the opening of the Southeast Climate Science Center this week at an event drawing an enthusiastic mix of university leaders, federal officials and students. 

Sep 10, 2013

Think and Do

How does NC State solve global challenges? By merging bold thought with purposeful action. See how we're building stable food sources, a smarter energy grid and a smoother supply chain. 

Apr 22, 2013

A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts

Changing climates mean new stresses for plant life. With NSF support, NC State researchers in computer engineering, biological engineering and plant biology are studying how plants will respond to those stresses. 

Oct 18, 2011

Winds of (Climate) Change

In a climate-change paradox, plants and animals are forced to make difficult choices. Changes in climate can force plants and animals out of their homes in protected areas – like state and national parks and […]