climate change

Jul 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have?

May 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Water Efficiency in Rural Areas is Getting Worse, Even as it Improves in Urban Centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.

May 17, 2017

Forests in Flux

Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are shifting the trees in our forests, with hardwood species moving inland and evergreens moving north.

Mar 7, 2017

Study Finds Knowledge Gaps on Protecting Cultural Sites From Climate Change

North Carolina's Cape Lookout is among the sites at risk.

Nov 29, 2016  |  The Abstract

Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage

A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.

Oct 5, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis

New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.

Sep 7, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Do Teachers’ Climate Change Beliefs Influence Students?

A coastal North Carolina study examines effects of middle school teaching and students' climate knowledge.

May 2, 2016  |  Frontpage

Study Looks at Climate Change Concern in Adolescents

Personal beliefs and conversations with family and friends influence North Carolina middle schoolers' concern about climate change -- but not necessarily the way you'd expect.

Feb 2, 2016  |  The Abstract

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies.

Jan 21, 2016

Evolutionary Clock Ticks for Snowshoe Hares Facing Climate Change

NC State research shows a mismatch in coat colors is deadly for snowshoe hares. Will they be able to adapt in time?