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Close-up of Xiaojie Gao - Xiaojie Gao Uses Artificial Intelligence to Combat Climate Change - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 6, 2023

Xiaojie Gao ’23 Uses Artificial Intelligence to Combat Climate Change

Gao will graduate in December 2023 with a Ph.D. in geospatial analytics. He is currently employed as a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University.

Traffic light sign underwater - New Model Adds Human Reactions to Flood Risk Assessment - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 8, 2023

New Model Adds Human Reactions to Flood Risk Assessment

By taking human adaptation into account, a new land change model offers a more realistic assessment of flood risk.

aerial view of a city neighborhood - Greener Neighborhoods Can Protect Us - at the Cellular Level - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 23, 2023

Greener Neighborhoods Can Protect Us – at the Cellular Level

A new study finds that greenspace in urban environments has a positive impact on a key genetic marker associated with exposure to stress.

People work at computers - New NSF-Funded Research Will Expand Access to Grass GIS - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 9, 2023

New NSF-Funded Research Will Expand Access to GRASS GIS

A new $1.5 million research project led by NC State University will support and expand the community of GRASS GIS, an open-source geospatial processing platform.

Rescue workers search through rubble in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir - Why the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes Were So Destructive - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 23, 2023

Why the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes Were So Destructive

NC State professor Ashly Cabas examines the factors that contributed to the destructiveness of the two earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this month.

A group of NC State students present their research at the front of a classroom - First-Year Students Learn the Value of GIS for Environmental Justice - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 7, 2023

First-Year Students Learn the Value of GIS for Environmental Justice

Each year, more than 150 incoming NC State freshmen in the Environmental First Year Program learn how geospatial tools can help reveal and address environmental inequities produced by systemic racism.

An orange snow shovel cuts through a pile of snow - New Visualization Tool Helps Weather Forecasters and Researchers More Easily Identify and Study Bands of Heavy Snow - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 6, 2022

New Visualization Tool Helps Weather Forecasters and Researchers More Easily Identify and Study Bands of Heavy Snow

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. candidate Laura Tomkins developed a new way for meteorologists and atmospheric scientists to quickly and easily distinguish heavy snow from mixed precipitation in weather radar imagery, to improve understanding of snowfall during winter storms.

Bright orange flame and smoke in black gray and white while hillside burns during California Woolsey fire - Climate Change is Making Wildfires Worse - Here's How - - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

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.

NC State student poses in front of the NASA logo at the Jet Propulsion - Laboratory headquarters in Pasadena, California - NASA Intern Elyssa Collins Uses Satellite Data to Safeguard Earth's Water Resources - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 2, 2022

NASA Intern Elyssa Collins Uses Satellite Data to Safeguard Earth’s Water Resources

This summer, Collins is interning with the Water and Ecosystems Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California

People walking on a sidewalk in the a city - Study: People Are Most Physically Active When Their Environments are Both Highly Walkable and Very Green - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 20, 2022

Study: People Are Most Physically Active When Their Environments are Both Highly Walkable and Very Green

New research used wearable sensors and satellite data to identify how a person’s environment affects their level of daily exercise.