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Author: Andrew Moore

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Sunrise Scenic Mountains Autumn Landscape

Sep 13, 2021

North Carolina’s Fall Foliage: Will it Be a Disappointing Year?

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectations as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

Sep 7, 2021

5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests

Climate change is expected to worsen over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, a trend that experts say will have consequences for the health of forests worldwide. 

Aug 5, 2021

Ask an Expert: What is Sustainable Tourism?

NC State expert Whitney Knollenberg defines sustainable tourism development and explains how it can benefit destinations and surrounding communities. 

A wildfire in Portugal

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous Is Wildfire Smoke?

NC State expert Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if the fire is thousands of miles away. 

Stacks of lumber.

May 20, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why Is There a Lumber Shortage?

Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, explains the lumber shortage and price surge. 

A Key deer photo approaches a camera trap in the Florida Keys.

Apr 22, 2021

Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds

Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for Key deer in South Florida, making them more vulnerable to heat stress. 

Power line

Mar 9, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

An NC State researcher details some of the vulnerabilities to the power grid from climate change. 

Wild turkey

Nov 19, 2020

Talking Turkey: How the Bird Made a Comeback in North Carolina

An estimated 270,000 turkeys can be found in the forests of North Carolina. 

Gray wolf

Nov 5, 2020

Should Gray Wolves Be Removed From the Endangered Species List?

NC State experts weigh in on federal protection of gray wolves after the federal government announced removal of the species from the endangered list. 

A wildfire burns near a lake in California.

Oct 16, 2020

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

As wildfires grow hotter and more destructive, affected cities could face drinking water shortages. 

An image of a wildfire burning trees.

Sep 9, 2020

Wildfires: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

Wildfire season is here. An NC State researcher answers questions about the environmental impact of wildfires as well as prevention. 

Oct 1, 2019

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Everything You Need to Know

Thousands of fires continue to burn across the Brazilian Amazon. Our researchers have answers to your questions.