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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… 

Feb 6, 2014

NC State Heads Climate Change Hub

The federal government has again selected NC State to take the reins of a collaborative research effort. Find out how the Southeast Regional Climate Hub will help ranchers, farmers and forest landowners cope with increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods and crippling droughts. 

Jan 23, 2014

Officials Praise Climate Center at Opening

NC State celebrated the opening of the Southeast Climate Science Center this week at an event drawing an enthusiastic mix of university leaders, federal officials and students. 

Sep 10, 2013

Think and Do

How does NC State solve global challenges? By merging bold thought with purposeful action. See how we're building stable food sources, a smarter energy grid and a smoother supply chain. 

Apr 22, 2013

A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts

Changing climates mean new stresses for plant life. With NSF support, NC State researchers in computer engineering, biological engineering and plant biology are studying how plants will respond to those stresses. 

Oct 18, 2011

Winds of (Climate) Change

In a climate-change paradox, plants and animals are forced to make difficult choices. Changes in climate can force plants and animals out of their homes in protected areas – like state and national parks and other conserved areas – and into areas where they are less apt to survive. As these plants and animals chase… 

Apr 21, 2011

Earth Day: Global Research Challenges

For more than 40 years, Earth Day has been a call to arms to appreciate and protect our natural environment. In order to accomplish that mission, we must first understand the challenges threatening our environmental health and sustainability.