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Long exposure photograph of a flowing stream in Umstead State Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jul 3, 2024

Open Space Has Increased in the Triangle, But There’s Still Work To Be Done

Population growth and development continue to outpace open space protection across the region, highlighting the need for continued investment in land conservation.

Acadian flycatcher perched on a dead tree branch in a marsh.

Jul 1, 2024

Some Birds ‘Win’ and Some ‘Lose’ with Sea Level Rise, Expert Says

Global sea level rise is accelerating every year due to climate change, and it could threaten the very existence of some coastal bird species.

Two birds perched on a tree branch.

May 7, 2024

Birdwatching Can Help Students Improve Mental Health, Reduce Distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not.

Elephant on grass during daytime.

Apr 26, 2024

Mammals on ‘Sky Islands’ May Be Threatened By Climate Change, Human Development

By comparing their new photos to those taken during the Roosevelt expedition, NC State researchers were able to observe how mammal communities had changed over six different habitat types located within a relatively small geographic area.

A replica of the "Dueling Dinosaurs" fossils.

Apr 15, 2024

Museum Partnership Invites the Public Into Research

Through a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, six NC State faculty are giving the public a glimpse into the scientific research process.

The Jefferson monument in Washington, D.C. framed by a spectacular cherry blossom display. Focus on the monument background.

Apr 8, 2024

Removal of DC’s Cherry Blossoms Reflects Troubling Future For Coastal Forests

“It’s a great example of where people can see the effects of sea level rise and what’s happening all over the East Coast,” says NC State expert Marcelo Ardón.

A pollen cloud floating in the air.

Apr 1, 2024

Seasonal Allergies Are Back, But Don’t Blame All Trees For Your Pollen Problems

Certain trees produce more pollen than others, according to NC State professor Robert Bardon.

A white-tailed deer in a forest.

Mar 22, 2024

Camera Traps Help Researchers Explain Animal Behavior During Global COVID-19 Lockdowns

A new study using thousands of cameras around the world reveals how animal behavior changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A stack of cardboard.

Mar 7, 2024

Improving Wood Products Could Be a Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Harnessing the ability of wood products to store carbon even after harvest could have a significant effect on greenhouse gas emissions and change commonly accepted forestry practices, a new study from NC State researchers suggests.

Snow on tree branch.

Feb 15, 2024

How Trees Survive in Winter

Trees have developed a number of adaptations over the centuries to endure freezing temperatures, heavy snow and strong winds.