Carolina Query: Why are pine trees found everywhere in NC, but there are different pine trees in different parts of the state?

Carolina Query is a series we've launched based on your questions. Cathy asked "Why are pine trees found everywhere in North Carolina, but there are different types of pine trees in different parts of the state?” Scroll down to ask a question about the science around North Carolina.

Pines, Pines Everywhere Pines
May 4, 2018

Drones give better view of the 'Ghost Fleet'

Marine Corps Base Quantico is one of the most famous military bases in the world. The base covers 58,000 acres in Prince William County, Virginia. The U.S. Marine Corps’ Combat Development Command, which designs and develops strategies for U.S. Marine units, is based at Quantico. The FBI Academy, the main research and training facility for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is also located at the base. So is the main training facility for the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Fish Tagging: Lesson Plan

Ecosystems have limits to the numbers of organisms and population sizes they can support. These limits are set by predation, competition, disease and the physical habitat (reefs, artificial reefs, mud flats, sea grass and marsh). Learn how fish biologists are using two types of tagging to understand how the physical environment constrains the population dynamics of Red Drum, North Carolina’s state fish.

Hundreds of Tiny Roommates

Study Surveys the Insects in Raleigh-Area Homes
May 11, 2016

Sorry, North Carolina, you are not alone in your homes.  

That, perhaps, should not come as a surprise. Hardly a week goes by where we don’t find a bug or spider hiding in a dark corner of our kitchen or bedroom, but many people probably don’t wonder how many others there might be—while many others don’t want to know.