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Fraser fir trees.

Nov 23, 2022

Amid Inflation, NC’s Real Christmas Trees to Cost More This Year

An NC State forestry expert talks about the cost of Christmas trees in North Carolina this year. 

Students and faculty conduct water testing in Schenck Forest

Nov 16, 2022

Growing Tomorrow’s Natural Resource Leaders

In the College of Natural Resources, planet Earth provides the classroom, and nature’s bounty the curriculum — but it’s the people who set it apart. 

Graduates stand together and embrace each other during the commencement ceremony at PNC Arena.

Nov 14, 2022

USDA Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young To Deliver NC State Fall Commencement Address

Three-time NC State alumna Chavonda Jacobs-Young returns to deliver the commencement address to summer and fall graduates. 

North Carolina wetland

Nov 8, 2022

To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Wetlands, Just Add (Fresh) Water

Scientists found they could reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions from a former coastal wetland in North Carolina by raising the groundwater level. 

Triangle deer are under study

Oct 27, 2022

Scientists Track Triangle Deer to Learn How They Deal With Development

NC State researchers are tracking white-tailed deer as they move around cities, suburbs and rural areas in the Triangle. 

Sharks in the ocean

Oct 24, 2022

Positive YouTube Videos Help Deflect Blame From Sharks

NC State researchers found more people shifted blame for shark bites away from the animals after watching positive YouTube videos about them. 

annual forestry and timbersports intercollegiate competition

Oct 13, 2022

Schenck Forest Cultivates Students of Nature

Schenck Forest is one of 10 NC State-managed forest properties. Learn more about the people who protect and conserve the forest while enjoying its natural assets. 

graphite furnace

Sep 27, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

Three people view a waterfall

Sep 16, 2022

How Outdoor Adventures Can Help Students Bond

Facing adversity on outdoor adventures helped students make meaningful connections, even across differences, an NC State study found. 

North Carolina forest

Sep 13, 2022

The Way Land Is Protected in N.C. Will Impact Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Study Shows

Findings from an NC State study could help conservation-focused organizations make better land acquisition decisions, depending on what their conservation goals are. 

Fall foliage

Sep 9, 2022

Fall Foliage Outlook 2022: When the Leaves Will Change in North Carolina

North Carolinians can expect to see the usual hues of orange, yellow, red and purple on trees as they visit leaf-peeping destinations across the state this year. 

Ghost forest

Sep 1, 2022

Scientists Are Studying Ghost Forests Swallowed by Saltwater. You Can Help.

An NC State researcher is studying the drivers and downstream impacts of the transition of wetland forests into so-called ghost forests. 

Citizen science project

Aug 31, 2022

VoIunteers’ Images Will Show Ghost Forests in Transition

As part of a citizen science project led by NC State researchers, volunteers can submit photos to track changes in coastal forests over time. 

Central Park in New York City

Aug 17, 2022

Researchers Track Twitter to Learn What People Value in New York City Parks

An NC State study used Twitter to track changes in what New York City park users value about four iconic city parks. 

Person holding a plant

Aug 5, 2022

A Tree Planter’s Guide to Environmental Justice

In a recent paper, researchers from NC State described a series of environmental justice strategies to guide tree planting, greening or park planning efforts