Florence’s Floods Reveal Exposure of Rural Areas to Climate Change
“A lot of people are still asking themselves, ‘What does this even look like in a small town in North Carolina?’” said Whitehead, whose program is headquartered at North Carolina State University.
The Floods After Florence: A Live Two Hour Special From Around North Carolina
Sarah Kirby joins them to give listeners helpful information about how to preserve their most valuable items and returning their homes to a safe condition after the storm. She is the State Program Leader for Family and Consumer Sciences and […]
Florence Floods Crop Fields, Washing Away Tobacco and Cotton
Some of the counties harder hit by Florence are located on the southern end of North Carolina’s largest tobacco growing region, said Matthew Vann, assistant professor and tobacco extension specialist at North Carolina State University.
‘This is my heart.’ Volunteers help dogs and cats evacuated from flooded shelters
Kelli Ferris, a veterinarian from N.C. State University, helped organize the staging area and oversaw the medical exams.
Forget Canada’s dairy producers, the U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal
Though the roots of the current U.S. Sugar Program can be found in the 1930s, tariffs on American sugar date all the way back to the founding of the republic, said John Beghin, professor of agriculture and resource economics at […]
Here’s What Hurricane Florence Could Do to a House
“With a Category 1, 2, or 3, you’ll lose roof shingles, the more shingles the higher it goes, but once you get to a 4, the idea of losing the whole roof comes about,” says Sarah Kirby, a professor of […]
Hurricane Florence has scientists packing up their labs and hoping the power stays on
Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross is worried about her freezer full of pig parts if Hurricane Florence cuts the power to her lab at North Carolina State University.
Bacteria in a Dinosaur Bone Reignite a Heated Debate
In the mid-2000s, Mary Schweitzer from North Carolina State University reportedly found blood vessels, cells, and traces of collagen protein from the thigh bones of two dinosaurs: a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus and an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.
Five Ways Cultural Institutions, Landmarks and Zoos Are Prepping for Hurricane Florence
NC State toxicologist Heather Patisaul says that she and her research team moved their “most precious samples” to freezers equipped with backup power generators.
The Rapid Response Measure Big 5 Personality Test Is Super Hard To Trick
Now, psychology researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new personality test that’s not only faster to take than existing tests, but is also harder to trick.