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Tag: climate change

Corn on the stalk.

Oct 11, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

Models suggest providing more space for corn plants in a warming world. 

a person is engaged in a video conference with several other people who are pictured on the screen of a laptop

Sep 29, 2021

How (And Why) to Emphasize Listening in Effective Climate Communications

Why talking with people is more beneficial than talking at them. 

Mountain forest.

Sep 10, 2021

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming

NC State researchers modeled the role that forestry and agriculture could play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions across multiple future economic scenarios. 

School textbooks

Sep 9, 2021

Uncertainty on Climate Change in Textbooks Linked to Uncertainty in Students

A study by an NC State researcher found textbooks that portray climate change as uncertain can influence students. 

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. 

corn plants

Aug 13, 2021

Crop Insurance and Unintended Consequences

New study shows that crop insurance may serve as a disincentive for farmers to adopt climate change mitigation practices. 

A group of middle school students sit on a log and look out onto a lake.

Aug 10, 2021

Researchers Incorporate Marginalized Voices in Climate Change Solutions

As experts at NC State study aspects of climate change, they strive to center marginalized voices to ensure groups facing the highest risk aren’t overlooked. 

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.