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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. 

Animal movement data from Movebank

Dec 20, 2021

Wildlife Scientists Are Solving Big Data Problems to Track Animals Around the Globe

In a new study, NC State expert Roland Kays and others describe technology they’ve developed to analyze, visualize and store data. 

Christmas Tree Farm - Why Christmas Trees Smell Good - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 13, 2021

Why Christmas Trees Smell Good

Pine, fir and spruce trees produce chemical compounds that emit aromas when exposed to room temperature. 

Fraser fir Christmas trees - Building a Better Christmas Tree - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 9, 2021

Building a Better Christmas Tree

NC State researchers are studying Fraser fir Christmas trees to improve their qualities using genetics. 

Wildfire in Colorado - Explainer: How Wildfires Start and Spread - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 3, 2021

Explainer: How Wildfires Start and Spread

Thousands of wildfires burn across the United States every year. In this article, NC State expert Joseph Roise discusses the science of wildfires. 

wildfire, coniferous trees

Nov 22, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why is Prescribed Fire Important?

NC State extension associate Jennifer Fawcett discusses the many benefits of prescribed fire. 

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. 

Christmas Tree Farm - Despite Shortage Fears, There Are Enough Real Christmas Trees for Everyone This Year - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 12, 2021

Despite Shortage Fears, Most Shoppers Will Find a Real Christmas Tree This Year

The artificial Christmas tree industry is warning customers of a potential tree shortage this holiday season due to production and shipping delays. But for those looking to purchase a real Christmas tree, the situation isn’t as dire, according to Jeff Owen, an extension forestry specialist at NC State. 

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. 

Dead ponderosa pine trees - During An Historic Drought, Higher Temperatures Helped a Beetle Kill More California Pine Trees - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 1, 2021

Higher Temperatures During Drought Helped Beetles Kill More Pine Trees

Higher temperatures during an historic California drought helped a beetle kill more ponderosa pine trees, an NC State-led study found.