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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Green leaf - Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 13, 2022

Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding

Findings from a recent study suggest the soil is unlikely the culprit behind recurrent flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. 

Forested landscape - Can Biden's Tree Planting Initiative Save American Forests? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 27, 2022

Can Biden’s Reforestation Plan Slow Climate Change?

The administration wants to plant 1.2 billion trees. But it can be more ambitious, according to one NC State expert. 

Voter map of the 2020 election - COVID-19 Deepened the Political Divide on Conservation, Study Finds - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 17, 2022

COVID-19 Deepened the Political Divide on Conservation, Study Finds

American voters are growing further apart in their attitudes and opinions surrounding conservation, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wind turbines - Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 25, 2022

Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England

An NC State study found offshore wind power could help lower average wholesale electricity prices in New England. 

A person cycling through a city - 5 Benefits of Urban Forests - College of Natural Resources News

Apr 8, 2022

5 Benefits of Urban Forests

Urban forests provide a variety of environmental, economic and social benefits to communities. 

Wang and Barrangou - Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 7, 2022

Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

A sustainable forestry startup is using new technology to mitigate climate change.