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Author: Andrew Moore

Northern saw-whet owl

Nov 20, 2020

No, You Won’t Find Any Owls Hiding in Your Christmas Tree

Although many owls roost in evergreen trees during the winter, they usually fly away when disturbed. 

Wild turkey

Nov 19, 2020

Talking Turkey: How the Bird Made a Comeback in North Carolina

An estimated 270,000 turkeys can be found in the forests of North Carolina. 

Gray wolf

Nov 4, 2020

Should Gray Wolves Be Removed From the Endangered Species List?

NC State experts say the species has made an impressive recovery and no longer needs federal protection to avoid extinction. 

Dr. Zakiya Leggett

Nov 3, 2020

NC State Forestry Professor Named to Ecological Society of America’s Diversity Task Force

Zakiya Leggett is working to improve diversity and inclusion at one of the largest environmental organizations in the United States. 

A pile of used clothing

Oct 29, 2020

Our Clothes Are Polluting the Environment. Here’s A Solution.

The clothing that ends up in landfills can emit greenhouse gases and leach chemicals into the ground. 

Oct 27, 2020

Diversity Seminar Series to Address Inequities in Natural Resources

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali will facilitate a virtual discussion about race-equity and environmental justice on November 5. 

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, cities around the world could face drinking water shortages. 

a small farm in the mountains of Colombia

Oct 15, 2020

Sustainable Fibers Provide Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities in Colombia

A research initiative exploring the use of fique fiber residues for tissue paper production is providing jobs for Colombian farmers. 

Aerial view of pine trees flattened by a storm.

Oct 7, 2020

Hurricanes Are Killing Trees. Why That’s A Problem.

The damage could accelerate climate change and negatively impact timber sales, according to a forestry expert at NC State. 

A picture of a mountain range in Alaska.

Sep 30, 2020

Arctic Drilling: Did the Federal Government Violate NEPA?

The law requires federal agencies to examine the potential environmental impacts of major infrastructure projects.