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2023 Energy and Water Annual Report Released

The 2023 Energy and Water Annual Report is released online showcasing continued progress in sustainability.
A portrait photograph of Nathan Crook taken in front of shelves with lab equipment.

Tiny Organisms, Transformative Outcomes

Nathan Crook, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is discovering how Earth’s simplest life forms might unlock solutions to complex problems like antibiotic-resistant infections, plastic pollution and climate change.
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New Sustainable Labs Program Launched

The new Sustainable Labs program empowers NC State researchers and lab users to adopt sustainable practices in campus lab spaces.
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Using Stats to Protect Oceans

Shu Yang and Brian Reich use statistics to determine whether conservation efforts are working.
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Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a future where people, ecosystems and economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. We spoke with Goodnight Distinguished Professor and CRSI Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn about the CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate.
A blue heron waits for lunch in the marshland area next to Lake Raleigh on Centennial campus.

New Publication Provides PFAS Answers

PFAS chemicals, sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals,” have been a big topic in North Carolina and the rest of the country in recent years, and often, it seems, there are…
Dr. Detlef Knappe works with graduate and post doc students in his lab on Centennial campus. Dr. Knappe is interested in drinking water quality and treatment, water reuse, organic micropollutants, development of water treatment processes for polar and persistent organic pollutants, and the fate of organic pollutants in solid waste landfills.

NC State researchers study enhanced water treatment methods to remove PFAS

More than seven years after the discovery of elevated levels of harmful chemicals in the Cape Fear River that provides drinking water for 1.5 million people, NC State University researchers who brought awareness to this public health issue are continuing to pursue a broad range of research initiatives with the goal of ensuring a cleaner environment and safer drinking water.