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Wildfire emitting smoke along a mountain ridge.

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous is Wildfire Smoke?

NC State expert Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if it's from thousands of miles away. 

A tree marked with a tag is part of a citizen science project.

Jul 5, 2021

Making Citizen Science Inclusive Will Require More Than Rebranding

Scientists need to undertake tangible efforts to boost equity, diversity and inclusion in citizen science, NC State researchers said in a perspective in the journal Science. 

A forest in the mountains of Southwest Mexico.

Jun 21, 2021

In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could be Vulnerable to Climate Change

A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 17, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

“If we want to prevent and mitigate the next giant zoonotic disease, we need people to recognize these diseases can emerge from their interactions with wildlife,” said study co-author and NC State professor Nils Peterson. 

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. 

Natural pipeline construction - Natural Gas Pipeline Density Higher Overall in More Vulnerable U.S. Counties - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 2, 2021

Natural Gas Pipeline Density Higher Overall in More Vulnerable U.S. Counties

The findings suggest counties that are more socially vulnerable are also at greater risk of facing water and air pollution, public health and safety issues, and other negative impacts associated with the pipelines. 

Wooden Blocks - Ask an Expert: Why Is There a Lumber Shortage? - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 19, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why Is There a Lumber Shortage?

Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources and the college's associate dean of extension, explains the lumber shortage that's led to a $36,000 increase in the price of single-family homes. 

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.” 

Wetland forest, seen from a research tower - Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as 'Ghost Forest' Spreads - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 6, 2021

Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads

NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources. 

A Neuse River Waterdog salamander resting on rocks at the bottom of a stream - Saving the Neuse River Waterdog - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 1, 2021

Saving the Neuse River Waterdog

Graduate student Eric Teitsworth is on a mission to save North Carolina's rarest salamander species before it's too late.