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Feb 7, 2023

First-Year Students Learn the Value of GIS for Environmental Justice

Each year, more than 150 incoming NC State freshmen in the Environmental First Year Program learn how geospatial tools can help reveal and address environmental inequities produced by systemic racism. 

The invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Jan 6, 2023

Tweets, News Offer Insights on Invasive Insect Spread

Twitter and online news could help scientists track the spread of invasive insects, a new study from NC State found. 

an orange snow shovel cuts through a pile of snow

Dec 6, 2022

New Visualization Tool Helps Weather Forecasters and Researchers More Easily Identify and Study Bands of Heavy Snow

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. candidate Laura Tomkins developed a new way for meteorologists and atmospheric scientists to quickly and easily distinguish heavy snow from mixed precipitation in weather radar imagery, to improve understanding of snowfall during winter storms. 

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Dec 1, 2022

New Multimedia Story Map Shares Experiences of Veterans in Fire Management

A new interactive story map produced by NC State researchers highlights the experience of five Army and Marine Corps veterans who worked as part of the Veterans Fire Corps to protect landmarks with the National Park Service. 

Hurricane Ian flooded thousands of houses in Florida

Nov 1, 2022

Many Americans Lack Flood Insurance Despite Rising Risks — Here’s Why

FEMA’s designation of high-risk flood zones can mislead communities about their actual risk, according to NC State researcher Georgina Sanchez. 

Bright orange flame and smoke in black gray and white while hillside burns during California Woolsey fire

Aug 29, 2022

Climate Change is Making Wildfires Worse — Here’s How

Much of the United States is expected to face increased wildfire risk as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. 

NC State student poses in front of the NASA logo at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory headquarters in Pasadena, California

Aug 2, 2022

NASA Intern Elyssa Collins Uses Satellite Data to Safeguard Earth’s Water Resources

This summer, Collins is interning with the Water and Ecosystems Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California 

People walking on a sidewalk in the a city

Jun 20, 2022

Study: People Are Most Physically Active When Their Environments are Both Highly Walkable and Very Green

New research used wearable sensors and satellite data to identify how a person’s environment affects their level of daily exercise. 

Lanternfly - Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027 - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 10, 2022

Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027

An NC State study predicts the spotted lanternfly has a low probability of first reaching the grape-producing counties of California by 2027, and a high probability by 2033. 

Du Bois Exhibition - NC State Students Host Exhibition to Celebrate W.E.B. Du Bois' Visualization Work - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 9, 2022

NC State Students Host Exhibition to Celebrate W.E.B. Du Bois’ Visualization Work

The exhibition features a variety of research and data visualization inspired by Du Bois' work.