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Tag: impacts of climate change

Lake Isabella in Kern County, California.

Jun 11, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Is the Western U.S. Drought Impacting the Power Grid?

Jordan Kern, an assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, discusses the drought's potential impact on the nation's electrical system. 

Coastal marshes on Johns Island. Credit: Lindsey Smart.

May 17, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites

NC State researchers mapped the impact of the "coastal squeeze" of sea-level rise and development on historical, environmental and cultural sites on Johns Island, South Carolina. 

Flooding sign in Railroad, North Carolina.

May 10, 2021

Seeking Inclusive Strategies To Help Coastal Communities Adjust, Plan for Sea-Level Rise

NC State researchers report on injustices that threaten rural, coastal communities’ ability to adapt to climate change impacts. 

Photo of rice grains.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop - rice. 

Forest in Oregon damaged by fire.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, an NC State professor describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it. Rob Scheller is a professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University. 

Flooding in Venice.

Nov 13, 2020

Preserving Cultural and Historic Treasures in a Changing Climate May Mean Transforming Them

Saving cultural and historic sites from climate change will require a new approach to heritage preservation, an NC State expert argues. 

A wildfire burns near a lake in California.

Oct 16, 2020

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

As wildfires grow hotter and more destructive, affected cities could face drinking water shortages. 

a forest separated into many parts by highways

Oct 7, 2020

Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck

Climate change is complicating conservation efforts. New approaches are needed. 

Surf fishermen fish along the waves of Atlantic Beach during the last few minutes of daylight.

Sep 7, 2020

Today and Tomorrow: Our Changing Climate and How We’ll Respond

NC State researchers are helping us understand and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet on North Carolina and the wider world. 

family in silhouette

Sep 3, 2020

How Kids Are Inspiring Adults to Address Climate Change

Why? Because parents listen to their children. 

an angler fishing on the shore

Sep 2, 2020

Climate Change and Outdoor Recreation

Climate change will affect businesses that rely on outdoor recreation. 

thermometer showing a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit

Sep 1, 2020

Record-Setting Rain and Heat? This Is the New Normal

Climate change is no longer a future problem. It is a now problem. 

butterfly resting on dry grass

Aug 31, 2020

Fire and Butterflies: Insights From a Natural Disaster

Human intervention can help rare species survive climate change. 

a pine forest

Aug 27, 2020

How Climate Change May Reshape Pine Plantations

To be sustainable, and turn a profit, the forestry sector is already thinking about how to evolve in the face of climate change. 

aerial view of a combine harvester in a field

Aug 26, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield.