Lack of Water is Key Stressor for Urban Trees
A recent study finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty.
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?
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.
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.
Study Finds Knowledge Gaps on Protecting Cultural Sites From Climate Change
North Carolina's Cape Lookout is among the sites at risk.
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.
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.
Do Teachers’ Climate Change Beliefs Influence Students?
A coastal North Carolina study examines effects of middle school teaching and students' climate knowledge.
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.
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change
NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies.