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Author: Laura Oleniacz

Wildland fire shelter test set-up

Jun 14, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study. 

The invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Jun 8, 2022

Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027

An NC State study predicts the spotted lanternfly has a low probability of first reaching the grape-producing counties of California by 2027, and a high probability by 2033. 

May 13, 2022

Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding

Findings from a recent study suggest the soil is unlikely the culprit behind recurrent flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. 

Apr 29, 2022

Why Some Fabrics Shed More Microfibers Than Others

NC State researchers studied how treating fabrics with dyes, softeners and other chemicals impacts both the production and degradation of cotton microfibers. 

Wind turbines - Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England- College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 21, 2022

Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England

An NC State study found offshore wind power could help lower average wholesale electricity prices in New England. 

Penguins in Antarctica - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

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 - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

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. 

Traffic light sign under water - Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’ - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 28, 2022

Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’

Climate change, and policies related to it, are displacing vulnerable communities. But a new analysis of research on this phenomenon – called “climate gentrification” – finds that there is a lack of long-term research that examines these issues. What’s more, the analysis finds that members of vulnerable communities under study are not being given a… 

Gray fox - Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country

Preserving tree cover may be essential in helping the gray fox survive with coyotes in rural areas, according to a new study from NC State researchers. 

Bradford pear tree in bloom - Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 10, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last.