Because flooding from Hurricane Matthew was so much larger than anything the Lumbee River had experienced in the observational record, the flood had unknown implications for the river’s nitrogen cycle.
The benefits to teachers’ and students’ well-being and development, in addition to the reduced pollutant and flooding impacts on the ecosystem and downstream communities, can outweigh modest costs to maintain green infrastructure.
NCSU’s Jenna Hartley has received the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award for Environmental Educator of the Year.
As coastal North Carolina ecosystems rebound from Florence and Michael, new research shows that “living shorelines” helped to make saltmarshes more resilient to Hurricane Matthew.
Using aerial imagery from unoccupied aircraft systems, researchers can efficiently assess the condition of oyster reefs.