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Red fox

Jun 28, 2022

The Answer to a Red Fox Mystery is in Their DNA

The vast majority of red foxes in the Southeast are native to North America, according to an NC State expert. 

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. 

A tree marked with a tag is part of a citizen science project.

Jun 23, 2022

Volunteers Who Help Gather Data for Science Are Committed, But Not Diverse

Findings from a new study could help researchers design and structure future citizen science projects. 

Wildland fire shelter test set-up

Jun 14, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study. 

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. 

Niambé James and Kourtni Curry pose in their graduation caps and gowns

May 16, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Niambé and Kourtni

Best friends say 'goodbye' to NC State in the field where they first said 'hello' and started a lifelong friendship. 

Road flooding

May 13, 2022

Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding

Findings from a recent study suggest the soil is unlikely the culprit behind recurrent flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. 

Cotton microfibers

Apr 29, 2022

Why Some Fabrics Shed More Microfibers Than Others

NC State researchers studied how treating fabrics with dyes, softeners and other chemicals impacts both the production and degradation of cotton microfibers. 

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. 

Lake Raleigh, blue sky and clouds reflecting on lake, boat ramp on left, tree overhanging lake

Apr 21, 2022

How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

NC State associate professors Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp discuss the role of parks and green spaces in promoting physical and mental well-being. 

Wind turbines

Apr 21, 2022

Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England

An NC State study found offshore wind power could help lower average wholesale electricity prices in New England. 

woman standing in front of Tennessee Titans football stadium

Apr 12, 2022

How a Wolf Became a Titan

Samantha Fischer, the stadium experience manager for the Tennesee Titans NFL team, reflects on her experiences as a master's student at NC State. 

Penguins in Antarctica

Apr 12, 2022

Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop

Travel to nature-based destinations to socialize is a growing trend in tourism, and it was a significant pre-pandemic motivator for travel to Antarctica. 

Penguins in Antarctica

Apr 12, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Research and Tourism, Even in Antarctica

An NC State researcher spoke about the pandemic's impact on his work studying how tourists can impact penguins in Antarctica. 

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.