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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. 

Drone aerial view of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest - Is It Too Late to Save the Amazon Rainforest? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 18, 2021

Is It Too Late to Save the Amazon Rainforest?

Between August 2020 and July 2021, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit the highest annual level in 15 years. 

Deforestation - COP26 Deforestation Pledge: A Big Win or Broken Promise? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 10, 2021

COP26 Deforestation Pledge: A Promising Solution With an Uncertain Future

NC State expert Justin Baker discusses the potential outcomes of the recent pledge to end deforestation by 2030. 

NC State gateway at sunset - Grant Will Fund Climate Resilience Strategies for Frontline Communities in the Carolinas - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 8, 2021

Grant Will Fund Climate Resilience Strategies for Frontline Communities in the Carolinas

NC State leads a multi-institutional effort to develop climate resilience solutions in frontline communities in the Carolinas. 

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. 

Forest Landscape - 5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 31, 2021

5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests

Climate change is expected to worsen over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, a trend that experts say will have consequences for the health of forests worldwide. 

Lake Isabella in Kern County, California.

Jun 11, 2021

Ask an Expert: How is the Western U.S. Drought Impacting the Power Grid?

Jordan Kern, an assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, discusses the drought's potential impact on the nation's aging electrical system. 

Wilmer Reyes - Alumni Profile: Wilmer Reyes, President of Universidad Nacional de Agricultura, College of Natural Resources, Wilmer Reyes, feature - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 8, 2021

Alum Leads Honduran University, Conservation Efforts Through Pandemic

Wilmer Reyes '17 discusses his work as a university president and professor in Honduras. 

Coastal marshes on Johns Island. Credit: Lindsey Smart - Study Offers Insights for Mapping 'Coastal Squeeze' Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 17, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites

NC State researchers mapped the impact of the "coastal squeeze" of sea-level rise and development on historical, environmental and cultural sites on Johns Island, South Carolina. 

ghost forest - Study Finds Ghosts Forest 'Tree Farts' Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 13, 2021

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from standing dead trees in coastal wetland forests – colloquially called "tree farts" – need to be accounted for when assessing the environmental impact of so-called “ghost forests.”