Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis
New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.
Food Additive Key to Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Plastic Solar Cells
A common food additive helps researchers create a solar cell that can be manufactured without using environmentally hazardous chemicals.
Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites Benefits Environment, Nearby Property Values
Cleaning up contaminated properties can benefit more than just the environment, according to recently published research.
Dust, Pollution, and Decreasing Oxygen in the Tropical Pacific
For the past several decades, researchers have been tracking the decline in dissolved oxygen in the tropical Pacific Ocean. A new theory may provide part of the explanation – air pollution.
East Coast Should Expect Active Hurricane Season, Researchers Say
2016 may see an active Atlantic hurricane season, according to NC State researchers.
How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources
A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation – but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.
The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage
Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture.
Register for Inaugural Global Change Symposium
NC State faculty, graduate students and researchers who would like to present their work on environmental issues to the campus community can register to be part of the inaugural NC State Global Change Symposium by July 15. The event will be held on Aug. 28 at the Talley Student Union.
Experts Convene to Discuss How to Protect Bees, Other Pollinators
This autumn, researchers, educators, and industry experts from around the country will descend on a small town in rural North Carolina to discuss a question with repercussions for both the economy and the environment: what can be done to protect bees and other pollinators?
The Butterfly Effect: Insect’s Wings Key to Azalea Pollination
Butterfly wings, not bees, are key to pollinating certain azalea species, an NC State researcher finds.