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Raccoon and deer foraging together.

Oct 9, 2020

Do Raccoons Fear Coyotes? A Research Team Used Cameras to Find Out

A new study in North Carolina caught raccoons on camera foraging with other animals, including deer. 

Ghost forest on N.C. coast.

Oct 8, 2020

North Carolina’s Ghost Forests May Contribute to Climate Change

A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. 

Aspen trees in the Colorado mountains.

Sep 25, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

NC State researchers predict quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado. 

Researchers test drones to detect resistant ash trees.

Sep 24, 2020

Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle

NC State researchers are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest. 

Sep 21, 2020

Americans Are Observing Nature During the Pandemic, Helping Scientists With Research

As coronavirus forces many people to stay close to home, more "citizen scientists" are providing invaluable data. 

Sep 21, 2020

As Climate Change Scorches California, It Also Raises Wildfire Risks in North Carolina

Researchers in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources discuss the relationship between climate change and wildfires in North Carolina with the Charlotte Observer. 

a pine forest

Aug 28, 2020

How Climate Change May Reshape Pine Plantations

To be sustainable, and turn a profit, the forestry sector is already thinking about how to evolve in the face of climate change. 

students on campus wearing masks

Aug 17, 2020

Preparing Parks, Recreation and Tourism Students To Serve Diverse Audience

North Carolina State University professors joined experts from around the country and nation in generating recommendations for other educators preparing students to serve a diverse clientele. 

Will Reckling pilots a drone custom-equipped to sample water

Aug 13, 2020

Taking Research with Drones to New Heights

NC State alum and current doctoral student Will Reckling is putting drones to work in new and unique ways to monitor the environment––from finding rare plants on the tops of mountains to mapping harmful algal blooms and even collecting water samples. 

Flooding in Venice.

Aug 10, 2020

Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could ‘Transform,’ Expert Says

Researchers are asking whether iconic locations threatened by climate change should be allowed to transform.