Environmental Sciences News

May 25, 2021

Science Communication for a Young Audience – My Internship Experience

With the pandemic forcing kids to stay home from school, parents have been looking for activities to keep them occupied. What better way to engage kids than to get them learning about nature! Almost every kid has had access to […]

Mar 26, 2021

Living Sustainability in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in several ways. We wear masks and social distance whenever we go out, and the way we consume goods and products has changed as well. The information coming out at COVID-19 is new […]

Mar 19, 2021

Faculty Profile: Dr. Meredith Martin

Meredith Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. Her research is focused on forest ecology and silviculture of both timber and non-timber forest products around the world in temperate, […]

Mar 9, 2021

Have You Seen This Plant?

The fig buttercup, or lesser celadine (Ficaria verna) is an introduced, aggressive species that is rapidly colonizing our area, particularly along streams. We need your help to understand where it has spread so we can treat it effectively. And we […]

Feb 19, 2021

Faculty Profile: Dr. Robert Scheller

Dr. Scheller is Professor of Landscape Ecology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.  He is the President of the International Association for Landscape Ecology and he is a member of the Emerging Plant […]

Jan 5, 2021

Bethany Suarez: How Biotechnology Could Help Save Hemlock Trees

Have you ever visited an area around the Appalachian Mountains? If so, then you have probably encountered a hemlock tree. These trees are massive, beautiful, and are so valuable to forests around the eastern United States. Unfortunately, there is a […]

Dec 16, 2020

North Carolina’s Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Christmas tree industry is flourishing this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with growers and retail lots extensively focusing on social distancing and safety.

Dec 8, 2020

NC State’s Christmas Tree Genetics Program: Keeping Our Christmases Merry and Bright

At one time (late 1800s-early 1900s) most Christmas trees sold in Southern states were grown and shipped from Northern states and Canada. Even into the mid-1900s, millions of Christmas trees were shipped primarily from Canada. Now, the North Carolina Christmas […]

Nov 24, 2020

Christmas Trees: Here’s The Scoop on North Carolina’s Crop

North Carolina’s Christmas tree growers are prepared to meet high demand from consumers this year, according to an expert from NC State.

Nov 24, 2020

Courtney Kirberger: Meet the Millpond

How would you like to do something different everyday? While this wasn’t what I expected, that was exactly what happened during my time at Merchants Millpond State Park – and I could not be more grateful for the diverse and […]