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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. 

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.