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May 19, 2024

Safety Regulator Says Hazardous Decision After Train Cars Derailed in Ohio Was Not Necessary: ‘There Was Another Option’

The Cool Down
Nine of the 50 chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency had been monitoring post-derailment were higher than normal in the area, including the chemical acrolein. "Elevated levels of acrolein are consistent with reports of lung and throat irritation," said Jennifer Richmond-Bryant, an associate professor of the practice at NC State.

Red flowers bloom in front of the Memorial Belltower.

May 17, 2024

WestRock Endows Graduate Award in Honor of Peter Hart

WestRock has partnered with the College of Natural Resources to celebrate the legacy of Peter Hart, an adjunct associate professor of forest biomaterials at NC State for the last two decades.

May 16, 2024

NC Experts Will Discuss Vulnerable Flora and Fauna On Worldwide Endangered Species Day

Public Radio East
Red wolves are one of North Carolina’s most high-profile endangered species, and Roland Kays, head of the museum's Biodiversity Research Lab and professor at NC State, said they were among the first added to the Endangered Species List after it was introduced in 1966.

May 15, 2024

Endangered Species Day Center of Science Museum Talk

Coastal Review
Roland Kays, a professor at NC State and head of the Biodiversity Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, plans to present the findings of his study on eastern North Carolina’s endangered red wolf population.

Spring blooms around the Memorial Belltower on an April afternoon.

May 13, 2024

Chris DePerno Named 2024-25 ACE Fellow

DePerno is a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and the coordinator of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology program.

May 13, 2024

Birdwatching May Offer a Mental Health Boost

The Wildlife Society
For people seeking to improve their mental health, a potential answer may be right outside their window: birdwatching.

Bond Lammey stands in front of the Grand Canyon.

May 8, 2024

Bond Lammey Charts New Course with Online Parks and Recreation Program

Lammey moved from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh in the fall of 2022 to join the online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree program.

Two birds perched on a tree branch.

May 7, 2024

Birdwatching Can Help Students Improve Mental Health, Reduce Distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not.

May 7, 2024

Birdwatching Helps Students Reduce Stress and Improve Mental Health

The Brew News
Nils Peterson, a professor at NC State and the study’s lead author, noted that young people, especially college students, have been hit hard during the pandemic. They often find it tough to access nature, which could help them feel better.

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May 6, 2024

Pack Reflections: Celebrating the Spring Class of 2024

Get to know five students from this year’s graduating class as they discuss their NC State journeys.