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Soybean plants in the field.

Jul 9, 2021

Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss

Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows. 

Coffee tree

Jul 8, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Use Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects in the Tropics

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground. 

A rice field in the Philippines.

Jun 29, 2021

Hot Nights Confuse Circadian Clocks in Rice, Hurting Crop Yields

Hotter nights are curbing crop yields for rice. New research helps us understand why. 

A forest in the mountains of Southwest Mexico.

Jun 8, 2021

In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change. 

Coastal marshes on Johns Island. Credit: Lindsey Smart.

May 17, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites

NC State researchers mapped the impact of the "coastal squeeze" of sea-level rise and development on historical, environmental and cultural sites on Johns Island, South Carolina. 

Ghost forest snag.

May 11, 2021

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new NC State study finds trees in ghosts forests contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Flooding sign in Railroad, North Carolina.

May 10, 2021

Seeking Inclusive Strategies To Help Coastal Communities Adjust, Plan for Sea-Level Rise

NC State researchers report on injustices that threaten rural, coastal communities’ ability to adapt to climate change impacts. 

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. 

Students picked up trash at the beach in New Hanover County.

Apr 15, 2021

Officials, Voters, Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

An NC State study shows voters and leaders showed more concern about trash in the ocean after kids' presentations. 

Photo of rice grains.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop - rice. 

Orange biocatalytic yarn with oxygen bubbles

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated With Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

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. 

Forest in Oregon damaged by fire.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, an NC State professor describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it. Rob Scheller is a professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University. 

windmills in a field

Dec 14, 2020

Benefits of Renewable Energy Vary From Place to Place

The work can help target renewable energy investments where they can do the most good. 

satellite image shows urban lights from space

Dec 7, 2020

An Ambitious Energy Modeling Project Hopes To Inform Climate Policy

A transparent effort aims to give policymakers more insight into the future.