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Woman and child walking in a park.

Aug 6, 2021

4 Low-Cost Ways To Create Safe Public Spaces Where All Kids Can Play

NC State associate professor Aaron Hipp and other experts describe four ways for communities to create opportunities for more play for children. 

A person goes for a jog in the morning.

Jan 19, 2021

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Mental Health of College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Public park - Study Identifies Amenities Parents Want in Public Parks - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jan 4, 2021

Study Identifies Amenities Parents Want in Public Parks

Parents from diverse backgrounds value parks that offer playgrounds, sports fields and green spaces, and safety, according to a survey from NC State researchers. 

a large section of Christmas trees growing on a hillside outside Boone, North Carolina - North Carolina's Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 16, 2020

North Carolina’s Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Christmas tree industry is flourishing this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with growers and retail lots extensively focusing on social distancing and safety. 

Overhead view of stadium

Nov 6, 2020

Sport and the Environment: What is the Connection?

Sport can negatively impact the environment, something teams and colleges across the country are working to remedy. 

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, cities around the world could face drinking water shortages. 

burning wildfire - Wildfire Smoke Causes Unhealthy Air Quality Across the West - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 14, 2020

Wildfire Smoke Causes Unhealthy Air Quality Across the West

Wildfires in the western United States are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution, posing a serious health risk to both nearby residents and those hundreds of miles away. 

May 13, 2020

Survey: 50% of Parents Fear Their Kids Will Get Sick by Returning to Sports

Among all parents, 50% worry their child will get sick and 46% are concerned they will become ill. 

5 Ways to Stay Sustainable at Home, College of Natural Resources, Water tap courtesy Luis Tosta (UpSplash), feature

Apr 21, 2020

Five Ways to Stay Sustainable at Home

As more people stay home due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, we've compiled a list of sustainable practices that can have a big impact on our planet. 

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Chimney Rock Sate Park courtesy Steven McBride

Apr 16, 2020

Quiz: Which North Carolina state park are you?

Several of North Carolina's State Parks are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it's still important to get outside. So get outside, take a walk and take our quiz to find out which park you should plan to visit next.