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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. 

NC State student Katie Kolcusky - Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Support Policy - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 5, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Protect Nature

Upon graduation, Kolkusky will work as a solution engineer with Esri's National Government Team. 

Map of the United States - Study: Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated Across the US - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 4, 2022

Study: Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated Across the US

In a new study, NC State researchers used artificial intelligence to predict where flood damage is likely to happen in the continental United States, suggesting that recent flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not capture the full extent of flood risk. 

Aaron Hipp - Aaron Hipp Named to Center for Geospatial Analytics' Leadership Team - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 7, 2021

Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ New Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications

The Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Hipp to its team of associate directors, in a new leadership role focused on enhancing research collaborations at the intersection of geospatial analytics and the social sciences. 

Will Reckling - Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 29, 2021

Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones

Researchers from the Center for Geospatial Analytics have devised a method to more safely and efficiently monitor endangered high-elevation plants, by predicting their likely locations and then flying drones in high-probability areas to collect imagery. 

Jun 18, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread

The tool can predict when and where pests and diseases will attack crops or forests, and also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.