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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. 

Mountain forest.

Dec 1, 2020

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

A new analysis estimates the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit global emissions reductions targets. 

Flooding in Venice.

Nov 13, 2020

Preserving Cultural and Historic Treasures in a Changing Climate May Mean Transforming Them

Saving cultural and historic sites from climate change will require a new approach to heritage preservation, an NC State expert argues. 

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. 

a forest separated into many parts by highways

Oct 7, 2020

Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck

Climate change is complicating conservation efforts. New approaches are needed. 

Man and woman talking in a corn field

Oct 7, 2020

Measuring Greenhouse Gases Starts in Soil

Scientists are tackling the climate challenge posed by nitrous oxide releases from farms. 

Ghost forest on N.C. coast.

Sep 28, 2020

Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on N.C. Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

NC State researchers found the spread of ghost forests along the N.C. coast has implications for climate change. 

Amazon rainforest aerial view.

Sep 21, 2020

Impact of Effort to Reduce Amazon Deforestation Overestimated, Study Finds

Projects designed to protect the Amazon rainforest and reduce greenhouse gas emissions overestimated their impact, a team of researchers found. 

Aspen trees in the Colorado mountains.

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

NC State researchers predict quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado. 

Surf fishermen fish along the waves of Atlantic Beach during the last few minutes of daylight.

Sep 7, 2020

Today and Tomorrow: Our Changing Climate and How We’ll Respond

NC State researchers are helping us understand and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet on North Carolina and the wider world. 

Greenland ocean at sunset.

Aug 26, 2020

Lessons for Educators on Teaching Climate Change

Researchers found a strategy to teach students climate change, but also saw outside beliefs influence learning. 

a glass of beer

Aug 18, 2020

Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different (Yes, Really)

Beer is changing. Because climate is changing the chemistry of hops and grain. 

Flooding in Venice.

Aug 10, 2020

Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could ‘Transform,’ Expert Says

Researchers asked whether iconic locations threatened by climate change should be allowed to transform.