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Transmission Lines - Change Could Lead to West Coast Blackouts, Higher Power Costs - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 11, 2022

Climate Change Could Lead to West Coast Blackouts, Higher Power Costs

Projections from two studies show how climate change or shifting to renewable energy could impact West Coast power supplies. 

Animal movement data from Movebank

Dec 20, 2021

Wildlife Scientists Are Solving Big Data Problems to Track Animals Around the Globe

In a new study, NC State expert Roland Kays and others describe technology they’ve developed to analyze, visualize and store data. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dec 6, 2021

Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

In two new studies, researchers from NC State found declines in outdoor activity and park use during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic were linked to young adults’, teens’ mental health. 

Dead ponderosa pine trees - During An Historic Drought, Higher Temperatures Helped a Beetle Kill More California Pine Trees - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 1, 2021

Higher Temperatures During Drought Helped Beetles Kill More Pine Trees

Higher temperatures during an historic California drought helped a beetle kill more ponderosa pine trees, an NC State-led study found. 

Oct 11, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

Children in nature - Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 1, 2021

Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools

NC State researchers found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake County. 

Black bears captured on camera in North Carolina -

Sep 16, 2021

Q&A: When Do Black Bears Have Cubs?

Young female bears living in Asheville, North Carolina, had their first litter of cubs earlier than expected. 

Black bears in Asheville - Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 16, 2021

Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early

A new study found urban female black bears in Asheville were larger and had cubs earlier than rural bears. 

Mountain forest - Saving America's Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 14, 2021

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming

NC State researchers modeled the role that forestry and agriculture could play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions across multiple future economic scenarios. 

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest - Saving Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 9, 2021

Saving the Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort

Effective deforestation policies require collaboration between local, state and federal governments, according to a study led by NC State researcher Erin Sills.