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Shasta Lake during a drought in California.

Jan 5, 2022

Climate Change Could Lead to Blackouts, Higher Power Costs on West Coast

Projections from two studies show how climate change or shifting to renewable energy sources could impact West Coast power supplies. 

The 2021 NC State women's cross country team wins the NCAA Championship in Tallahassee, Florida.

Dec 9, 2021

Race to the Top

The Wolfpack women's cross country team makes history, bringing home the university's first national title in any sport since 1983. 

Wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Dec 1, 2021

Wildlife and Wildfire: How Do Wild Animals Survive?

NC State forestry experts spoke about some of the ways that wildlife respond to wildfire. 

Researchers look for the Neuse River waterdog

Nov 30, 2021

A Giant Among Salamanders

NC State researchers are studying the Neuse River waterdog, a large salamander, to try to find out why it's disappearing. 

The coast of North Carolina's Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks

Oct 27, 2021

Changing Tides: Reimagining Tourism in the Outer Banks

As a tourism boom threatens the economic, social and environmental resources on the Outer Banks, one NC State researcher is working with communities to identify solutions. 

Baby copperhead

Oct 21, 2021

Subconscious Bias Drives Negative Attitudes Toward Snakes

A new study from NC State finds that the dislike of snakes is subconscious and, to some extent, learned. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sep 29, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

Children in nature

Sep 21, 2021

Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools

NC State researchers found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake County. 

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Sunrise Scenic Mountains Autumn Landscape

Sep 13, 2021

North Carolina’s Fall Foliage: Will it Be a Disappointing Year?

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectations as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

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. 

Black bears captured on camera in North Carolina.

Sep 9, 2021

When Do Black Bears Have Cubs?

Young female bears living in Asheville, North Carolina, had their first litter of cubs earlier than expected. 

Black bears in Asheville.

Sep 9, 2021

Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early

A new study found urban female black bears in Asheville were larger and had cubs earlier than rural bears. 

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. 

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. 

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest.

Aug 3, 2021

Saving the Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort

An NC State-led study analyzed a state program in Brazil designed engage local governments in rainforest protection.