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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. 

Long-tailed weasel

Aug 3, 2021

Study Tracks Decline of Weasels in North America

Three species of weasels are likely in decline in North America, a study co-authored by an NC State scientist found. 

Wild fox

Jul 30, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

A recent study suggests U.S. college students would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation. 

A wildfire in Portugal

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous Is Wildfire Smoke?

NC State expert Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if the fire is thousands of miles away. 

Gabrielle Cunningham jumps over a hurdle at a track and field event.

Jul 21, 2021

12 Wolfpack Student-Athletes Compete in Tokyo Olympics

A record number of NC State student-athletes vie for a place on the podium at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. 

Sitka spruce

Jul 12, 2021

Genetic Study in Giant Evergreens Reveals Clues to Pest Resistance

A genetic analysis led by an NC State researcher found clues to pest resistance in Sitka spruce trees. 

Coffee tree

Jul 8, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Use Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects in the Tropics

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground.