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Jun 9, 2015

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? 

Jun 8, 2015

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. 

Jun 3, 2015

The Conservation Fund Selected to Lead Hofmann Forest Negotiations

The Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund of NC State University has selected The Conservation Fund, supported by the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, to manage land-use negotiations for Hofmann Forest. The […] 

Jun 3, 2015

How Do Scientists Predict the Size of a ‘Dead Zone’?

What causes the enormous 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico? And how do researchers predict how big it will be? 

May 5, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees

Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species. 

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

A new study looks for links between individuals' chemical sensitivity and genetic differences. 

Mar 16, 2015

How Science Can Help Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies

David Tarpy and his lab are using advanced diagnostic tools to help beekeepers keep their honey bee colonies healthy and productive. 

Dec 2, 2014

Study Finds Insects Play Important Role in Dealing with Garbage on NYC Streets

In the city that never sleeps, it’s easy to overlook the insects underfoot. But that doesn’t mean they’re not working hard. A new study shows that insects play a significant role in disposing of garbage on the streets of Manhattan. 

Dec 1, 2014

Q&A on Review and Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone

Here are answers to some questions about the recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University and chair of the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. 

Nov 19, 2014

Warmer Temperatures Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations

Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.