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Nov 17, 2022

Human Rights Take Spotlight Ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Human rights issues have come under scrutiny as Qatar looks to kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday. 

Three people view a waterfall

Sep 16, 2022

How Outdoor Adventures Can Help Students Bond

Facing adversity on outdoor adventures helped students make meaningful connections, even across differences, an NC State study found. 

Central Park in New York City

Aug 17, 2022

Researchers Track Twitter to Learn What People Value in New York City Parks

An NC State study used Twitter to track changes in what New York City park users value about four iconic city parks. 

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Aug 5, 2022

A Tree Planter’s Guide to Environmental Justice

In a recent paper, researchers from NC State described a series of environmental justice strategies to guide tree planting, greening or park planning efforts

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Feb 3, 2022

Tracking Injustice in the History of U.S. Public Parks

A study led by an NC State researcher traces patterns of injustice in the creation of public parks in the United States. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nov 22, 2021

Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

In two new studies, researchers from NC State found declines in outdoor activity and park use during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic were linked to young adults', teens' mental health. 

The coast of North Carolina's Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks

Oct 27, 2021

Changing Tides: Reimagining Tourism in the Outer Banks

As a tourism boom threatens the economic, social and environmental resources on the Outer Banks, one NC State researcher is working with communities to identify solutions. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sep 29, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 2, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame. 

A female hunter.

May 10, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A study led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students.