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Aug 3, 2020
Study Finds Diseases In NC Otter Population Associated With Pets
A new study from North Carolina State University detected evidence of otter diseases that may be spread by pets.
Jun 29, 2020
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Jun 29, 2020
Green Industries Create a Stronger Economy in North Carolina
Green industries play a vital role in North Carolina, contributing approximately $134.9 million to the state’s economy in 2019 and supporting more than 900,000 jobs.
Jun 22, 2020
NC State Researcher Joins Global Effort to Study Impact of ‘Anthropause’ on Wildlife
Wildlife scientists from around the globe issued a call for sharing animal behavior data amid the “anthropause.”