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May 20, 2019
Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?
Participants don’t need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees.
May 8, 2019
Creating a Climate Roadmap for Chatham County
Environmental Sciences students worked with Chatham County to reduce the county’s climate impact.
May 9, 2019
How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests
Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. To find out what it means for birds, researchers went to North Carolina’s Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, compared to the Everglades and Serengeti for its biodiversity.
May 6, 2019
Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents
A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change.