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Ghost forest

Sep 15, 2022

Scientists Are Studying Ghost Forests Swallowed by Saltwater. You Can Help.

An NC State researcher is studying the drivers and downstream impacts of the transition of wetland forests into so-called ghost forests. 

Sep 12, 2022

Meet KIETS Climate Leaders Scholar Rhianna Absher

Absher is one of three students in the College of Natural Resources to be named to the 2022 cohort of the KIETS Climate Leaders Program. 

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. 

wood

Aug 1, 2022

5 Benefits of Building with Cross-Laminated Timber

NC State expert Steve Kelley breaks down the benefits of using cross-laminated timber for construction —from fire resistance and seismic durability to carbon sequestration. 

Power lines on a background of sunset in disturbing red tones

Jul 14, 2022

Extreme Heat is Getting Worse. Is North Carolina’s Power Grid Ready?

North Carolinians are consuming record amounts of electricity as the summers grow longer and hotter. 

The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.

Jul 7, 2022

What the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Means for Climate Action

The ruling won’t necessarily lead to more greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector, according to one NC State expert. 

Traffic light sign - Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’ - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 6, 2022

Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’

Climate change, and policies related to it, are displacing vulnerable communities. But there's a lack of long-term research on these issues. 

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. 

Coastal Forests - Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 31, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

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.