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Dr. Louie Rivers - Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Sep 26, 2019

Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Due to a lack of green space and a gentrification pattern in Raleigh, heat is rising. Who does this impact the most? 

blue sky with clouds

Sep 26, 2019

EPA Disbanded This Panel of Clean-Air Experts – They’re Meeting Again Anyway

Why science experts are convening to discuss clean air policy. 

handcuffs lying on top of a set of fingerprints

Sep 9, 2019

Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time. 

water droplets on a reflective surface

Aug 2, 2019

Self-Sterilizing Polymer Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

Jun 5, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities. 

police officer

Jun 3, 2019

Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

A recent study finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. 

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May 16, 2019

Fighting Infectious Disease: CVM Partners With Senegal Research Institute

Partnership aims to advance infectious disease research in West Africa. 

woman crouching by cookstove

Apr 30, 2019

Field Study Finds Pellet-Fed Stoves Cut Pollutant Emissions 90%, Nearing Gas-Stove Performance

A field study in Rwanda finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range of contaminants associated with health problems and climate change. 

empty street of small town

Apr 9, 2019

Unique Partnership Sheds Light On Energy Challenges for Low-Income Households

NC State-led partnership evaluates needs, challenges and possible solutions to energy challenges facing low-income households. 

Tomatoes and peppers

Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. 

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Nov 14, 2018

Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

A new study finds bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. 

children on sofa with devices

Oct 22, 2018

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. 

Oct 16, 2018

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund. 

A hospital room.

Oct 8, 2018

Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens. 

A cracked highway disappears into flood waters.

Oct 8, 2018

Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State's Brina Montoya was one of them.