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A stream at Brown Mountain in western North Carolina - What is a Watershed? - NC State University - College of Natural Resources News

May 23, 2023

What is a Watershed?

NC State professor Katherine Martin breaks down why watersheds are critical to our social, environmental and economic well-being. 

Close-up of Skye Pham

Apr 26, 2023

Skye Pham ‘23 Receives Fulbright Award to Study Abroad in Finland

Pham will pursue a master’s degree in creative sustainability from the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University. 

Person blowing their nose on a wipe in a park.

Apr 11, 2023

Allergy Season is Getting Worse — Thanks to Climate Change

Climate change is causing plants to produce higher concentrations of pollen for longer periods of time, according to one NC State expert. 

A green frog swimming in a pond.

Apr 7, 2023

What Amphibians Can Tell Us About Water Quality

NC State researcher Ivana Mali explains how amphibians can help scientists determine the impact of pollution on aquatic environments. 

Logo for "Wild Animals" podcast.

Mar 24, 2023

Professor’s Podcast Explores the Wild Side of Animal Tracking

NC State professor Roland Kays brings you crazy stories about animals, told by the people who study them. 

Close-up of Jason Bocarro standing in front of the North Carolina state flag.

Mar 23, 2023

Jason Bocarro Named Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor

Bocarro is a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the College of Natural Resources. 

Sargassum, brown seaweed algae, on the beach, Akumal Bay, Mexico.

Mar 22, 2023

Sargassum is a Growing Problem. Researchers May Have a Solution

Funded with a $2.25 million grant from the Department of Energy, NC State researchers will collect sargassum and combine it with wood waste to produce sustainable aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite. 

Aerial view of the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

Mar 8, 2023

After Ohio Train Derailment, Expert Warns of Potential Health Impacts From Air Pollution

Elevated concentrations of chemicals in the atmosphere could be causing breathing problems and other symptoms reported by residents, according to one NC State expert. 

Rescue workers search through rubble in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

Feb 23, 2023

Why the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes Were So Destructive

NC State professor Ashly Cabas examines the factors that contributed to the destructiveness of the two earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this month. 

A mountain trail at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, United States

Feb 20, 2023

A More Diverse, Equitable Future for Natural Resources

Two new programs at NC State are recruiting and training graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups in order to increase the number, quality and diversity of students in the field of natural resources.