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For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability
An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors.
New Electric Car Charger is More Efficient, 10 Times Smaller Than Current Tech
A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
Photo Tour: Floating Islands Project
NC State students designed a research project to test how effective floating islands of plants are at filtering runoff that collects in stormwater ponds.
Improving Public Engagement with Science Museums
A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.
While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected industrial chemicals in drinking water, including one — GenX — that has entered the popular vernacular in North Carolina.
Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces
Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents.
New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities
Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water.
Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations
In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?
Researchers Explore The Link Between Environment, Genes And Health
NC State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment hosted its second annual symposium focused on epigenetics, environment and human health.
Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them
Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.