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Cross-section of the design of an e-textile.

Jun 15, 2021

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles, Study Finds

NC State researchers showed they could print electrically conductive ink on fabric to make an e-textile. 

A forest in the mountains of Southwest Mexico.

Jun 8, 2021

In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change. 

Jun 3, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool To Predict Disease, Pest Spread

NC State researchers developed a computer simulation tool to predict pest and disease attacks crops or forests, also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them. 

American sycamore grove

Jun 3, 2021

Could Sycamore Trees Be an Alternative Fuel Source?

NC State researchers found a native tree, the American sycamore, could be a bioenergy fuel source. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 2, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame. 

High school students carried water in a project designed to teach them about global water access.

Jun 1, 2021

How To Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems

NC State researchers challenged 11th graders to find solutions to address the global problem of clean water access. 

Natural pipeline construction.

May 27, 2021

Natural Gas Pipeline Density Higher Overall in More Vulnerable U.S. Counties

An analysis led by NC State researchers found counties with more socially vulnerable populations had a higher density of natural gas pipelines overall. 

Asian longhorned beetle.

May 25, 2021

Forestry Experts Want You To Watch Out for ‘Poolside Pests’

An NC State researcher is looking for reports of invasive insects: Asian longhorned beetle and spotted lanternfly. 

Bachman's warbler.

May 24, 2021

To Unpack Colonial Influence on Ecology, Researchers Propose 5 Strategies

An NC State researcher co-authored a perspective on strategies to untangle the impacts of colonialism on ecology. 

Coastal marshes on Johns Island. Credit: Lindsey Smart.

May 17, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites

NC State researchers mapped the impact of the "coastal squeeze" of sea-level rise and development on historical, environmental and cultural sites on Johns Island, South Carolina. 

An NC State student displays their cap and gown.

May 12, 2021

NC State To Hold Commencement Ceremonies May 14-15

NC State will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies at Carter-Finley Stadium on May 14 and May 15. 

Ghost forest snag.

May 11, 2021

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new NC State study finds trees in ghosts forests contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

A female hunter.

May 10, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A study led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students. 

Flooding sign in Railroad, North Carolina.

May 10, 2021

Seeking Inclusive Strategies To Help Coastal Communities Adjust, Plan for Sea-Level Rise

NC State researchers report on injustices that threaten rural, coastal communities’ ability to adapt to climate change impacts. 

Wetland forest, seen from a research tower.

May 3, 2021

Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads

NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources. The post is part of a series highlighting NC State research into sea-level rise impacts.