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Tag: water quality

High school students carried water in a project designed to teach them about global water access.

Jun 1, 2021

How To Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems

NC State researchers challenged 11th graders to find solutions to address the global problem of clean water access. 

Stream in Costa Rica.

Dec 17, 2020

Fertilizer Runoff in Streams and Rivers Can Have Cascading Effects, Analysis Shows

Fertilizer pollution can have significant ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, according to a new analysis of global data led by a researcher from NC State. 

A wildfire burns near a lake in California.

Oct 16, 2020

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

As wildfires grow hotter and more destructive, affected cities could face drinking water shortages. 

Lumbee River

Aug 11, 2020

N.C. Tribes Faced Obstacles to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Planning, Study Shows

A case study evaluated challenges faced by Indigenous people in North Carolina during planning of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

World map of nitrogen dioxide air pollution in 2020.

May 28, 2020

In Wake of Global Shutdowns, Researchers Expect Water Quality to Improve

NC State researchers expect water quality to improve in the wake of COVID-19 global shutdowns related to declines in air pollution. 

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.