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North Carolina forest

Sep 19, 2022

The Way Land Is Protected in N.C. Will Impact Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Study Shows

Findings from an NC State study could help conservation-focused organizations make better land acquisition decisions, depending on what their conservation goals are. 

Ghost forest

Sep 15, 2022

Scientists Are Studying Ghost Forests Swallowed by Saltwater. You Can Help.

An NC State researcher is studying the drivers and downstream impacts of the transition of wetland forests into so-called ghost forests. 

NC State professor Fikret Isik examines saplings inside a greenhouse at NC State.

Sep 8, 2022

Forestry Professor Fikret Isik Named Fulbright Scholar

Isik will spend nearly a year conducting research on and teaching about quantitative genetics and breeding at the University of Pretoria's Future Africa campus. 

Blue Ridge Parkway tunnel near Asheville, North Carolina during autumn

Sep 7, 2022

Fall Foliage Outlook 2022: When Will the Leaves Change in North Carolina?

North Carolinians can expect to see the usual hues of orange, yellow, red and purple on trees as they visit leaf-peeping destinations across the state this year. 

Bright orange flame and smoke in black gray and white while hillside burns during California Woolsey fire

Aug 29, 2022

Climate Change is Making Wildfires Worse — Here’s How

Much of the United States is expected to face increased wildfire risk as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. 

Tiger sharks

Jul 21, 2022

How ‘Shark Week’ Could Inspire Love For Ocean Predators

Findings from a new study indicate positive YouTube videos could be a useful tool for shark conservation. 

Power lines on a background of sunset in disturbing red tones

Jul 14, 2022

Extreme Heat is Getting Worse. Is North Carolina’s Power Grid Ready?

North Carolinians are consuming record amounts of electricity as the summers grow longer and hotter. 

The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.

Jul 7, 2022

What the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Means for Climate Action

The ruling won’t necessarily lead to more greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector, according to one NC State expert. 

Red fox

Jul 5, 2022

The Answer to a Red Fox Mystery is in Their DNA

The vast majority of red foxes in the Southeast are native to North America, according to an NC State expert. 

A firefighter points at a fire shelter new

Jun 21, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study.