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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. 

Woman and child walking in a park - 4 Low-Cost Ways To Create Safe Public Spaces Where All Kids Can Play - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 6, 2021

4 Low-Cost Ways To Create Safe Public Spaces Where All Kids Can Play

NC State associate professor Aaron Hipp and other experts describe four ways for communities to create opportunities for more play for children. 

Long-tailed weasel - Study Tracks Decline of Weasels, the Smallest Carnivore, in North America - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 5, 2021

Study Tracks Decline of Weasels, the Smallest Carnivore, in North America

Three species of weasels are likely in decline in North America, a study co-authored by an NC State scientist found. 

Coffee tree - Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 3, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground. 

Adult Male Florida Panther in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Aug 2, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

States would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation, including drawing on revenue from natural resource extraction companies and using state-level sources like lottery funds or sales taxes. 

Bite-resistant textiles - Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jul 27, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

A tree marked with a tag is part of a citizen science project.

Jul 5, 2021

Making Citizen Science Inclusive Will Require More Than Rebranding

Scientists need to undertake tangible efforts to boost equity, diversity and inclusion in citizen science, NC State researchers said in a perspective in the journal Science.