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Jul 3, 2017

Millions of Coywolves are Already Here

Coyotes, wolves and dogs have begun breeding with each other to create a powerful new animal that some scientists are already calling a new species. The specimen is now commonly called the “coywolf." 

Jun 29, 2017

This USDA Administrator’s Leadership Style?: ‘Good or Bad, I’m Authentic’

Chavonda Jacobs-Young has been the administrator of USDA's Agricultural Research Service since 2014. She manages a $1.2 billion budget and 8,000 employees at 90 locations who work on issues of nutrition and food safety, animal production and protection, sustainable agricultural and crop production and protection. 

Jun 26, 2017

Climate Change Throws Shade on Five Vulnerable Tree Species in North Carolina

A study ranking the vulnerability of trees to climate change was published earlier this year in the the peer-reviewed journal New Forests. The scientific team, which included Kevin Potter of NC State University, assessed the vulnerability of 339 tree species in the continental US and Alaska. The team graded the trees in Classes A through E, based on their exposure to climate change, their sensitivity and adaptability. 

Jun 22, 2017

Trekking for Protecting Florida’s Wildlife Corridors

Alex Morrison, a Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology graduate, joins the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team as they prepare for their 1,000-mile journey across Florida promoting conservation of wildlife corridors. 

Jun 15, 2017

Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

Today’s second generation fire shelters have been standard equipment since 2002, when the Forest Service selected the New Generation Fire Shelter. According to the Forest Service, these shelters have a capacity to withstand approximately 500 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s the temperature where the weakest component of the shelter, the adhesive that binds the inner and outer layer, will start to fail. 

Jun 5, 2017

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students

As more of the nation’s teachers seek to integrate climate science into the curriculum, many of them are reckoning with students for whom suspicion of the subject is deeply rooted. 

Jun 1, 2017

Mosquito Bite Resistant Maternity Clothing for Zika Virus Protection

Researchers at NC State’s College of Textiles have teamed up to develop mosquito bite resistant solutions for the consumer market. 

May 30, 2017

‘Follow Your Heart’: NC State Professor Says We Can All Be ‘Nature’s Allies’

In his new book, "Nature's Allies," Larry Nielsen, a professor of natural nesources, maintains that anyone can be a conservationist. 

Apr 12, 2017

Firefighters are Killed Every Year by Wildfires. These Scientists Want to Change that.

Working alongside NC State's College of Natural Resources and firefighters, the the Textile Protection and Comfort Center plans to test their materials and prototype shelters during controlled or prescribed fires to see how they hold up in as realistic of conditions as possible. These tests will give the researchers insight into what the conditions are like in an actual forest fire. 

Apr 2, 2017

Kids’ Wildlife Preferences Differ from Island to Mainland

Growing up on an island or mainland location can shape the way children think about wildlife, including which species they prefer, according to North Carolina State University research. Comparison surveys of children living in the Bahamas and in North Carolina reveal significant differences and potential challenges for wildlife-conservation efforts on islands.