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Tag: forestry and environmental resources

Red fox

Jun 28, 2022

The Answer to a Red Fox Mystery is in Their DNA

The vast majority of red foxes in the Southeast are native to North America, according to an NC State expert. 

Road flooding

May 13, 2022

Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding

Findings from a recent study suggest the soil is unlikely the culprit behind recurrent flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. 

Gray fox

Mar 21, 2022

Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country

Preserving tree cover may be essential in helping the gray fox survive with coyotes in rural areas, according to a new study from NC State researchers. 

Wang and Barrangou pose for a picture in one of their greenhouses, with Eucalyptus and Poplar trees

Mar 16, 2022

Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

After receiving support from the Chancellor's Innovation Fund, two professors' sustainable forestry startup is using new technology to mitigate climate change. 

Bradford pear tree in bloom

Mar 10, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last. 

Wood samples used in carbon dating

Feb 14, 2022

A Coastal Forest Almost 2,000 Years Old is Disappearing

A new study illustrates that a coastal forest has stored vast quantities of carbon for thousands of years. 

Ghost forest in North Carolina.

Feb 2, 2022

Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says

Understanding how ghost forests create methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is important to calculating the environmental impact of the forest-to-ghost forest transition. 

Researchers are studying ghost forests in North Carolina.

Jan 26, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

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. 

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. 

Fraser fir Christmas trees

Nov 30, 2021

Building a Better Christmas Tree

NC State researchers are studying Fraser fir Christmas trees to improve their qualities using genetics. 

Dead ponderosa pine trees in California.

Nov 1, 2021

During An Historic Drought, Higher Temperatures Helped a Beetle Kill More California Pine Trees

Higher temperatures during an historic California drought helped a beetle kill more ponderosa pine trees. 

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.