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Beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA

Jun 9, 2022

How Inflation is Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism Industry

With only half of Americans comfortable with air travel due to the pandemic, North Carolina has an opportunity to capitalize on the heightened travel demand. 

Lake Raleigh- How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 20, 2022

How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

NC State associate professors Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp discuss the role of parks and green spaces in promoting physical and mental well-being. 

Penguins in Antarctica - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 15, 2022

Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop

Travel to nature-based destinations to socialize is a growing trend in tourism, and it was a significant pre-pandemic motivator for travel to Antarctica. 

Penguins in Antarctica - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 14, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Research and Tourism, Even in Antarctica

NC State researcher Yu-Fai Leung discusses the pandemic's impact on his work studying how tourists can impact penguins in Antarctica. 

Traffic light sign - Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’ - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 6, 2022

Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’

Climate change, and policies related to it, are displacing vulnerable communities. But there's a lack of long-term research on these issues. 

Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia - Putin's Invasion of Ukraine Will Impact Russian Sports For Decades - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 15, 2022

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Impact Russian Sports For Decades

Russian sports teams will face a decline in fan support, ticket sales, and access to international talent. 

Charles Young portrait - The Hidden Figures of America's National Parks - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 28, 2022

The Hidden Figures of America’s National Parks

Throughout history, Black conservationists and naturalists have made significant but often-overlooked contributions to national parks — from Sequoia National Park in California to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. 

Muir Woods - Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 21, 2022

Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says

Many parks were defined, conceptualized and managed by powerful white elites who were racists and eugenicists. 

A person snowboarding on a mountainside - Beijing Winter Olympics a Cautionary Climate Tale, Expert Says - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 10, 2022

Beijing Winter Olympics a Cautionary Climate Tale, Expert Says

The ideal conditions for winter sports are becoming increasingly scarce as climate change progresses. 

Park bench - Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 6, 2021

Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

In two new studies, researchers from NC State found declines in outdoor activity and park use during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic were linked to young adults’, teens’ mental health.