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Hemlock woolly adelgid, a sap-sucking insect.

Sep 2, 2020

Researchers Warn of Food-Web Threats From Common Insecticides

A researcher from NC State argued for curbing the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and warned about their spread. 

A faucet and drinking water.

May 2, 2019

EPA to Fund Study on Whether Treating Drinking Water Limits PFAS Exposure

New EPA grant aims to answer whether just treating drinking water for PFAS contamination does enough to limit exposure. 

Photo of freshwater mussels in a laboratory.

Jan 8, 2019

Study Will Examine Ecosystem Benefits Provided by Freshwater Mussels

The impact of freshwater mussels on N.C. water quality, and public awareness of water-quality issues, will be the focus of a new study. 

Jul 19, 2018

Rapid Cloud Clearing Phenomenon Could Provide Another Piece of Climate Puzzle

Rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth’s heating and cooling. 

May 23, 2018

How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries. 

Apr 27, 2018

City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish

Some stream fish evolve sleek body shapes in urbanized waters, while others become less streamlined. Biologist Brian Langerhans examines the body shape disparities between city and rural fish. 

Nov 8, 2017

“Space” Invader – Invasive Marine Fouling Species Crowds Out Natives

An invasive species of tunicate known as Clavelina oblonga crowds out and overgrows other marine fouling species and reduces biodiversity. 

Oct 12, 2017

Tracing Subglacial Water Storage

Some 70 percent of the world’s population consumes water that has glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate. 

The Memorial Belltower

Aug 2, 2017

Recommending a New Approach for the EPA on Low-Dose Endocrine Effects: Q&A With David Dorman

Committee provides strategies to EPA for evaluating low-dose effects of endocrine-active chemicals on human health. 

Jun 13, 2017

Monarch Revival

Milkweed planted on Lonnie Poole Golf Course should help struggling monarch butterfly populations. 

Feb 27, 2017

Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected Wetlands

An invasive species of marsh grass may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses. 

Oct 5, 2016

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. 

Sep 29, 2016

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. 

Jul 14, 2016

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. 

pacific ocean

May 16, 2016

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.