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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. 

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Oct 3, 2022

What a Post-Pandemic Future Looks Like for NC’s Forestry Sector

NC State expert Rajan Parajuli examines whether the state's forestry sector can recover after experiencing a $2 billion loss in total economic output in 2020. 

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Sep 20, 2022

Meet KIETS Climate Leaders Scholar Alexandra Hays

Hays is one of three students in the College of Natural Resources to be named to the 2022 cohort of the KIETS Climate Leaders Program. 

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Aug 9, 2021

Saving the Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort

Effective deforestation policies require collaboration between local, state and federal governments, according to a study led by NC State researcher Erin Sills. 

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Nov 18, 2020

Meet Our 2020-2021 Global Change Fellows

These graduate students are helping solve global problems through multidisciplinary research. 

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Nov 18, 2020

Global Change Fellow Tira Beckham is Addressing Socio-Political Barriers to Climate Resilience

As a Global Change Fellow, Beckham hopes to promote equitable governance and communication with vulnerable communities. 

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Sep 30, 2020

Arctic Drilling: Did the Federal Government Violate NEPA?

The law requires federal agencies to examine the potential environmental impacts of major infrastructure projects. 

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Jan 23, 2020

NEPA Overhaul: Everything You Need to Know

Will the Trump administration's proposed changes to the 50-year-old law spur economic development or environmental ruin? Our experts weigh in on the controversial move.