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A stream at Brown Mountain in western North Carolina - What is a Watershed? - NC State University - College of Natural Resources News

May 23, 2023

Ask an Expert: What is a Watershed?

NC State professor Katherine Martin breaks down why watersheds are critical to our social, environmental and economic well-being. 

Birds flying in a straight line across the sky.

May 12, 2023

Helping Migratory Birds Travel More Safely

NC State researchers are working to characterize the risk of window or building collisions for migratory birds. 

Person blowing their nose on a wipe in a park.

Apr 11, 2023

Allergy Season is Getting Worse — Thanks to Climate Change

Climate change is causing plants to produce higher concentrations of pollen for longer periods of time, according to one NC State expert. 

A green frog swimming in a pond.

Apr 7, 2023

What Amphibians Can Tell Us About Water Quality

NC State researcher Ivana Mali explains how amphibians can help scientists determine the impact of pollution on aquatic environments. 

A stream in Costa Rica.

Mar 30, 2023

Tropical Streams Reveal Climate Change Insights

NC State's Marcelo Ardón studies streams in in Costa Rica's rainforests to reveal climate change insights. 

Shasta Lake during a drought in California.

Mar 27, 2023

Drought, Heat Waves Worsen West Coast Air Pollution Inequality

Drought and heat waves could make air pollution worse for communities that already have a high pollution burden in California, a study led by NC State researchers found. 

Aerial view of the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

Mar 8, 2023

After Ohio Train Derailment, Expert Warns of Potential Health Impacts From Air Pollution

Elevated concentrations of chemicals in the atmosphere could be causing breathing problems and other symptoms reported by residents, according to one NC State expert. 

A group of middle school students sit on a log and look out onto a lake.

Feb 9, 2023

Mentorship is Key to Inclusion in Ecology

An NC State expert details recommendations for boosting inclusion for people of color in forestry, ecology and related fields. 

Tree trunk with green leaves

Feb 1, 2023

Climate Change May Cut America’s Forest Inventory by a Fifth This Century

A recent study by NC State researchers found climate change could have a big impact on U.S. forests. 

Rushing stream

Jan 12, 2023

Forests Can Help Manage Water as Raleigh Area Grows, Climate Warms

Riparian buffers could help maintain water levels in parts of the Upper Neuse River Watershed, a study found.