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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.” 

Electricity Climate - Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness Here's Why - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 8, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

As climate change accelerates, the electrical system in the United States will face more frequent extreme weather events that could cause outdated infrastructure to fail. 

Forest in Oregon damaged by fire.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, an NC State professor describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it. 

A stack of lumbar

Jan 15, 2021

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing sustainable consumer goods, the College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with harnessing renewable biomass. 

Jocelyn Painter on boat - NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 10, 2020

NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies

Jocelyn Painter is giving North Carolina’s Native American tribes a seat at the governing table.