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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 aging electrical system.
Jun 3, 2021
Could Sycamore Trees Be an Alternative Fuel Source?
NC State researchers found a native tree, the American sycamore, could be a bioenergy fuel source.
Jun 8, 2021
In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could be Vulnerable to Climate Change
A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change.
Jun 2, 2021
Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19
An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame.