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A wildfire burns near a lake in California.

Oct 16, 2020

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

As wildfires grow hotter and more destructive, cities around the world could face drinking water shortages. 

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. 

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. 

burning wildfire

Sep 14, 2020

Wildfire Smoke Causes Unhealthy Air Quality Across the West

Wildfires in the western United States are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution, posing a serious health risk to both nearby residents and those hundreds of miles away. 

An image of a wildfire burning trees.

Sep 7, 2020

Wildfires: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

Wildfire season is here. NC State researcher Joseph Roise has answers to all your questions. 

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. 

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. 

Matthew holds beaker in lab

Jul 27, 2020

Exploring Sustainable Air Travel With Jet Fuel From Trees

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Forest Biomaterials are working to make jet fuel from a renewable resource: trees. 

Western NC Watuga

May 17, 2019

1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Extinction — Here’s Why It Matters

Scientists say global biodiversity is declining at an “unprecedented” speed. But what does it mean for humans? 

global temperature map

Jun 5, 2017

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students

Kathryn Stevenson, Assistant Professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, comments on the culture wars in today's science classrooms.