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The NC State football team takes to the field against Clemson in 2021. Photo by Marc Hall

Jun 27, 2022

Expert: College Athletics Offer Platform for Promoting Sustainable Behavior

Higher education institutions can use their athletic programs to promote sustainable behavior among fans, according to NC State expert Jonathan Casper. 

Scratchboard illustration of increasing airline prices

Jun 13, 2022

How Inflation is Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism Industry

With only half of Americans comfortable with air travel due to the pandemic, North Carolina has an opportunity to capitalize on the heightened travel demand. 

A table display showing a t-shirt with an iridescent hummingbird design - Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Apr 25, 2022

Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion

Researchers from the College of Natural Resources and the Wilson College of Textiles are using nanocrystals extracted from wood to produce iridescent clothing. 

A group of NC State students in the Amazon rainforest - From the Andes to the Amazon - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 31, 2022

From the Andes to the Amazon

NC State students traveled to South America over spring break to conduct wildlife research and more. 

NC State professor Lokendra Pal holds two samples of sawdust powder in his hands - New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

NC State researchers have discovered how to convert leftover sawdust powder and agro-residues into a Styrofoam-like packaging material. 

NC State Graduate Student Matt Snider - NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 25, 2022

NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa

Matt Snider, a doctoral student, is conducting camera trap studies at Kasanka National Park in Zambia to better understand the effects of habitat loss and to combat poaching. 

The coast of North Carolina's Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks

Oct 27, 2021

Changing Tides: Reimagining Tourism in the Outer Banks

As a tourism boom threatens the economic, social and environmental resources on the Outer Banks, one NC State researcher is working with communities to identify solutions. 

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Sunrise Scenic Mountains Autumn Landscape

Sep 13, 2021

North Carolina’s Fall Foliage: Will it Be a Disappointing Year?

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectations as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

Sep 7, 2021

5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests

Climate change is expected to worsen over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, a trend that experts say will have consequences for the health of forests worldwide. 

Aug 5, 2021

Ask an Expert: What is Sustainable Tourism?

NC State expert Whitney Knollenberg defines sustainable tourism development and explains how it can benefit destinations and surrounding communities. 

A wildfire in Portugal

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous Is Wildfire Smoke?

NC State expert Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if the fire is thousands of miles away. 

Stacks of lumber.

May 20, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why Is There a Lumber Shortage?

Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, explains the lumber shortage and price surge. 

A Key deer photo approaches a camera trap in the Florida Keys.

Apr 22, 2021

Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds

Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for Key deer in South Florida, making them more vulnerable to heat stress. 

Power line

Mar 9, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

An NC State researcher details some of the vulnerabilities to the power grid from climate change. 

Wild turkey

Nov 19, 2020

Talking Turkey: How the Bird Made a Comeback in North Carolina

An estimated 270,000 turkeys can be found in the forests of North Carolina.