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Author: Laura Oleniacz

Children in nature

Sep 21, 2021

Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools

NC State researchers found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake County. 

Mountain forest.

Sep 10, 2021

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming

NC State researchers modeled the role that forestry and agriculture could play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions across multiple future economic scenarios. 

Black bears captured on camera in North Carolina.

Sep 9, 2021

When Do Black Bears Have Cubs?

Young female bears living in Asheville, North Carolina, had their first litter of cubs earlier than expected. 

Black bears in Asheville.

Sep 9, 2021

Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early

A new study found urban female black bears in Asheville were larger and had cubs earlier than rural bears. 

School textbooks

Sep 9, 2021

Uncertainty on Climate Change in Textbooks Linked to Uncertainty in Students

A study by an NC State researcher found textbooks that portray climate change as uncertain can influence students. 

Sep 8, 2021

Why Disinfecting Your Mask with Alcohol or Bleach Is Almost Certainly a Bad Idea

NC State researchers evaluated impacts on health and the environment from improper use of chemical disinfectants. 

School buses

Sep 3, 2021

What is the Future of Desegregation in N.C. Public Schools?

Researchers discuss factors that could impact whether North Carolina public schools can deliver on the promise of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. 

Mask demonstration

Sep 1, 2021

Researchers Are Developing Better Tests for Face Coverings With New Tech

Backed by a grant from the CDC, NC State researchers are working on new technology to simultaneously test face coverings' breathability, filtration and fit. 

Public park.

Aug 6, 2021

4 low-cost ways to create safe public spaces where all kids can play

Experts describe four ways for communities to create opportunities for more play for children. 

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest.

Aug 3, 2021

Saving the Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort

An NC State-led study analyzed a state program in Brazil designed engage local governments in rainforest protection. 

Long-tailed weasel

Aug 3, 2021

Study Tracks Decline of Weasels in North America

Three species of weasels are likely in decline in North America, a study co-authored by an NC State scientist found. 

Wild fox

Jul 30, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

A recent study suggests U.S. college students would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation. 

Student presents in classroom.

Jul 27, 2021

Political Discussions Focused on Consensus More Comfortable, Less Divisive for Students

A study led by an NC State researcher found more U.S. high school students felt respected in a political discussion designed as a deliberation. 

Bite-resistant textiles

Jul 13, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Sitka spruce

Jul 12, 2021

Genetic Study in Giant Evergreens Reveals Clues to Pest Resistance

A genetic analysis led by an NC State researcher found clues to pest resistance in Sitka spruce trees.