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May 11, 2021
Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A new NC State study finds trees in ghosts forests contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Apr 21, 2021
Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds
Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for the deer during summer.
May 3, 2021
Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads
NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources. The post is part of a series highlighting NC State research into sea-level rise impacts.
Apr 15, 2021
Officials, Voters, Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations
An NC State study shows voters and leaders showed more concern about trash in the ocean after kids’ presentations.