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Nov 20, 2014 | Campus Life

How to Properly Degrease the Holidays

After you deep fry your turkey, deep six your used cooking oil with the "Cease the Grease" campaign, a joint venture between University Housing and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Center. 

Oct 21, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Take Big-Data Approach to Estimate Range of Electric Vehicles

NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge.  

Sep 17, 2014 | Campus Life

‘Building Doctors’ Deliver Energy Savings

Facilities experts optimize the HVAC systems in buildings across campus, improving efficiency and saving more than half a million dollars — so far — in energy costs. 

Sep 3, 2014 | Campus Life

Reinforcements to Fight Cankerworms

The ongoing battle to save campus trees from cankerworms enlists some new recruits. NC State students, parents and families join the fray as part of an annual service project. 

Aug 20, 2014 | Campus Life

Talley Pilots Composting Stations

NC State's student union is helping divert food waste from landfills with the introduction of two composting stations this fall.  

Aug 8, 2014 | Campus Life

Green Efforts Merit Top Award

The hardworking facilities team leads NC State to a national award for integrating sustainable policies and green practices across campus. 

May 21, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Dam Removal Improves Shad Spawning Grounds, May Boost Survival Rate

Research from North Carolina State University finds that dam removal improves spawning grounds for American shad and seems likely to improve survival rates for adult fish, juveniles and eggs – but for different reasons. 

May 1, 2014

Increased Drought Portends Lower Future Midwest Crop Yields

Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the U.S. Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published today in the journal Science. Corn yields […] 

Apr 18, 2014

Study Suggests Dan River Water Is Suitable for Irrigation and as Drinking Water for Livestock

Using projections of water-quality trends based on hundreds of water analyses made during a 40-day period following the release of approximately 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014, North […] 

Apr 14, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever

North Carolina is the nation’s No. 3 strawberry producer, but many of the state’s berries grow on small plots lacking the acreage to carry out sustainable growing practices like crop rotation. That, combined with constant […]