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London Thomas holding a red flag.

Feb 8, 2024

NC State Sport Management Student is Super Bowl-Bound

London Thomas will work behind the scenes to ensure that America’s biggest sporting event is memorable for thousands of football fans. 

National Park Service sign.

Jan 24, 2024

New Scholarship Paves Trail for Future Park Rangers

A scholarship established by Rebecca Harriett ’79 and her husband will support College of Natural Resources students interested in working at state or national parks. 

Jan 18, 2024

NC State Launches Innovative Business Sustainability Certificate

The online, flexible certificate program will bring together students with a passion for social and environmental issues and train them to become tomorrow’s sustainability leaders.  

Forest fire. Credit: Egor Vikhrev on Unsplash

Jan 16, 2024

Climate Change May Make Wildfires Larger, More Common in Southern Appalachian Region

Extreme and frequent droughts will mean more forest burned by wildfire in the southern Appalachians. 

Jan 12, 2024

First, Do No Harm: Guidance for Community-Engaged Research After Disasters

After disasters, the people impacted are often called upon to participate in scientific research, but survivors have needs that must be met with respect and consideration. 

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Dec 13, 2023

Study Overturns Conventional Wisdom About Wild Turkey Nesting Survival

The findings shed new light on how climate change may affect wild turkey populations. 

Christmas tree farm in Avery County just outside Newland.

Dec 1, 2023

3 Benefits of Genetically Improved Christmas Trees

NC State researchers are working to develop “elite” Fraser fir trees that look better, grow faster and retain their needles longer. 

Fraser firs at Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm in Watauga County, outside Boone.

Nov 21, 2023

What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year?

We spoke with Jamie Bookwalter, a mountain conifer extension specialist at NC State, to get the inside scoop on the 2023 North Carolina Christmas tree industry.  

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Nov 17, 2023

What Is Open Science? An Intro, Common Misconceptions and Advice

2023 is the year of open science. But what exactly does that mean? 

Traffic light sign under water

Nov 6, 2023

New Model Adds Human Reactions to Flood Risk Assessment

By taking human adaptation into account, a new land change model offers a more realistic assessment of flood risk. 


Nov 2, 2023

Podcast: Wild Turkeys

Chris Moorman talks turkey - wild turkey - on this episode of Audio Abstract. 

photograph is an aerial view of a city neighborhood, with busy streets running on either side of a park. The park has many trees, and there are large apartment and office buildings in the background.

Oct 18, 2023

Greener Neighborhoods Can Protect Us – at the Cellular Level

A new study finds that greenspace in urban environments has a positive impact on a key genetic marker associated with exposure to stress. 

European Swift

Oct 16, 2023

Mimicking a Bird’s Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels

A small bird's nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels. 

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Oct 4, 2023

NSF-Funded Project Will Expand Access to Open-Source Geospatial Program

The effort will update, and expand access to, a geospatial software platform used in efforts ranging from infrastructure planning to understanding wildlife distribution. 

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Sep 20, 2023

Professor, Alumni Awarded Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Professor Jason Delborne and NC State alumni Morgan DiCarlo, William Casola and William Murray have been selected for a prestigious fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.