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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

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

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

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

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 Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

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

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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? 

Jul 20, 2015

The Ecology of the Future and the Future of Ecology

Biologists are trying to understand the impact of global climate change while also working with college students from underrepresented groups to help shape the future of ecology research. 

Jun 2, 2015

Researchers Seek Sneak Peek Into the Future of Forests

NC State scientists are bringing in researchers from around the country to participate in a project to get a glimpse of the future of forests in a warmer world. 

Apr 8, 2015

History Event Focuses on Climate Change

Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading scholar on the history of climate change, is the featured speaker at NC State's History Weekend, which begins on Thursday, April 18, with a showing of the climate-change documentary Disruption. 

Nov 24, 2014

Environmental ‘Tipping Points’ Key to Predicting Extinctions

Depending on a population’s adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in climate variability can create a “tipping point” that sends the population into extinction. 

Aug 28, 2014

Cities as a Glimpse of the Future

How researchers learned that cities may serve as a crystal ball for the impact of climate change on an important insect pest. 

Aug 27, 2014

Museum Specimens, Modern Cities Show How an Insect Pest Will Respond to Climate Change

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. 

Jul 30, 2014

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a neighborhood outside Baltimore called Lawyers Hill. This is where, in the 18th century, lawyers (and I assume doctors and other gentlemen)… 

May 8, 2014

Farmers Skeptical About Validity of Climate Change

The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, and that the warming of the past 50 years is “primarily due to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.” Ask American farmers about climate…