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many ants swarm over a plastic plate containing different types of food. The plate is set on the ground, surrounded by leaves.

Jan 20, 2023

Climate Conundrum: Study Finds Ants Aren’t Altering Behavior in Rising Temperatures

The finding suggests ants may have trouble adjusting to climate change. 

Navaroli conducting an aquatic organism passage survey in Graham, NC

Jan 16, 2023

Engineering Solutions: Where Stormwater Meets the Roadway

Kristen Navaroli, a 2017 Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate, is working to mitigate the effects of climate change and improve the living conditions of economically disadvantaged communities. 

miami blue butterfly at rest on a plant

Feb 7, 2022

Shifting Rainfall Patterns Will Affect Whether An Imperiled Butterfly Survives Climate Change

The study highlights how changes in precipitation could affect the survival of some species. 

Wheat field in the sunshine

Aug 24, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Greatly affected by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, agriculture is vulnerable to climate change. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, experts discuss climate change's effects on ag, ag's effects on climate change, and how the industry can help address it. 

alpine pond with a mountain in its reflection by Susan Washko

Aug 23, 2021

Climate Change-Induced Droughts Alter Animal-Driven Nutrient Cycles in Alpine Ponds

A new study by Jared and Brad as found that animal-driven nutrient flows critical to the functioning of pond ecosystems are under increasing threat from climate change. 

corn plants

Aug 13, 2021

Crop Insurance and Unintended Consequences

New study shows that crop insurance may serve as a disincentive for farmers to adopt climate change mitigation practices. 

Shuijin Hu in lab with Sean Bloszies, a postdoctoral researcher

May 26, 2021

Faculty Focus: Shuijin Hu Breaks Ground with Soils and Climate Change Research

Learn more about the influential researcher who's being honored for career contributions to the science of ecology. 

Man in a research lab

Apr 5, 2021

Faculty Focus: Joe Sagues

A new CALS faculty member sets out to curb climate change and mentor young scientists to do the same. 

Photo of rice grains.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop – rice. 

Man standing beside window

Feb 5, 2021

Five Questions with Harrison Fell

A leader in the field of energy economics, NC State's Harrison Fell focuses on research with important implications for climate change.