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Jun 9, 2022

North Carolina Researchers Have a Warning for California: Bugs Are Coming For Your Wine Grapes

NBC News
In a study published Wednesday in the journal Communications Biology, NC State researchers used simulation tools to track how far the invasive spotted lanternfly could spread across the United States with no mitigation efforts. 

Jun 7, 2022

Wild Animals Are Adapting to City Life in Surprisingly Savvy Ways

National Geographic
As more scientists study the creatures right under our noses, a consistent message is emerging: Many species are adapting to urban life in unprecedented ways. 

May 17, 2022

The Swift March of Climate Change in North Carolina’s ‘Ghost Forests’

The Washington Post
As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks. 

May 13, 2022

Trees of the Future Are Being Grown at NC State

Spectrum News
Researchers at NC State discovered it’s possible to design trees that grow faster and even withstand climate change. These discoveries mean companies that rely on timber may be more profitable, and ecosystems may not be destroyed. 

May 11, 2022

When Burning Wood To Generate Energy Makes Climate Sense

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The world cannot afford to miss carbon-reducing opportunities during this critical era, when the transition to renewable, clean energy is still in its infancy compared to the dominance of fossil fuels. 

May 3, 2022

Styrofoam Alternative Made From Sawdust Being Tested In NC State Lab

Spectrum News
It often takes decades if not centuries for plastic to decompose, but Lokendra Pal and Lucian Lucia, a pair of NC State professors, have created an alternative that’s better for the environment. 

May 2, 2022

Apps That Plant Trees For You Are Booming. But Are They Actually Helping?

Digital Trends
Meredith Martin, an associate professor at NC State, discusses the efficacy of tree planting initiatives led by technology and innovation companies. 

Apr 27, 2022

NC State Experts Are Stitching Together A Cleaner Future With Nanotech

WRAL TechWire
“Textile mills use dyes and other coloration agents that are very toxic,” says Nathalie Lavoine, an assistant professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. “Using nanocellulose is a way forward to sustainable processing.” 

Apr 22, 2022

Offshore Wind Farms Can Greatly Cut New England’s Energy Costs

Nature World News
According to a recent study by NC State researchers, offshore wind power might help cut wholesale electricity rates in six New England states on average, with a minimal chance of wind turbines collapsing during severe winter storms. 

Apr 8, 2022

NC State Researchers Hope To Identify Land For Conservation Along The Cape Fear Watershed

WHQR Public Media
NC State researchers are investigating how riparian buffers — the forests and vegetation that surround a water source — impact water quality in the Cape Fear watershed.