Stories From 2020

Jun 17, 2020

What Is Causing Caribbean Rainforests To Dry Out?

In 2015, the Caribbean experienced the most severe and widespread drought ever recorded in 50 years, giving researchers an opportunity to study the causes and effects.

Jun 13, 2020

How PFAS May Be Threatening The Conservation Of An Imperiled Fish

Robust redhorses are extremely rare fish and a recent study found that their home river is contaminated with PFAS.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

Applied Ecology researchers found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain.

Jun 1, 2020

Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health

Man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health.

May 30, 2020

Statement Regarding the Events in Minneapolis

We call the names of those who have been victims of racism, violence and unjust treatment in this country — a list that is far, far too long — so that we actively reinforce the inherent value of the human lives that these names represent.

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner.

May 15, 2020

FiCli: The Fish and Climate Change Database

Climate change affects fish globally. Yet, a comprehensive, online public database of how climate change has impacted inland fishes worldwide did not exist, until now. 

May 11, 2020

Bumble Bee Disease, Reproduction Shaped by Flowering Strip Plants

Researchers study the effectiveness of flowering strip plants intended to augment bee foraging habitats.

May 8, 2020

University Housing Announces 2019-20 Student Staff of the Year Awards

NC State University Housing has recognized some of its most outstanding student workers with 2019-20 Student Staff of the Year Awards.

May 7, 2020

How To Promote Shade Coffee Farming In Puerto Rico

Like many other communities in the United States, farming on Puerto Rico is a challenging balance between protecting crops from climate change, supporting conservation, and maximizing capital. New research shows how coffee farmers make decisions on which crops to grow and what can be done to encourage shade farming practices.