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How to Limit Mosquito Exposure

How to Limit Mosquito Exposure

Amid Zika concerns, NC State University Ph.D. student Sophia Webster outlines ways you can limit your mosquito exposure, contributing to a healt […]

Energy Storage: A Limiting Factor for Renewable Energy

Energy Storage: A Limiting Factor for Renewable Energy

The following blog post is written by Jacob Jay, an NC State student majoring in mechanical engineering.

In conversations regarding energy and the environment, people who are concerned about mitigating climate […]

safe-soil

Gardening 101: Do You Have Safe Soil?

With the help of the NC Cooperative Extension and NC State assistant professor Dr. Matt Polizzotto (read more about his research), here’s the scoop on ensuring safe soil. With urban gardening […]

Why Plants Are Showing Up On Roofs and Parking Lots

Why Plants Are Showing Up On Roofs and Parking Lots

Have you ever noticed a beautifully landscaped median? A rooftop with grass on it? Shrubs and trees in the middle of the parking lot?

Greenery in urban areas is strategic; it […]

8 Ways to Soak Up Water Savings in Labs

8 Ways to Soak Up Water Savings in Labs

Research needs resources such as energy and water.  At some universities, water use in labs accounts for up to 50 percent of the university’s total water consumption.  “How?” you ask…. Because […]

No green thumb? No problem. 10 Easy Indoor Plants

No green thumb? No problem. 10 Easy Indoor Plants

Do you have trouble remembering to feed something unless it barks, meows or yells at you? Don’t resign yourself to fake plants yet — some plants are easy to care […]

How to Boost Flexibility While You Work (No Splits Required)

How to Boost Flexibility While You Work (No Splits Required)

Most of us are not gymnasts or professional dancers, so does great flexibility even matter? Unless you’re trying to impress someone in a yoga class, is becoming more flexible worth […]

7 Strength-Building Exercises While You Sit at Work

7 Strength-Building Exercises While You Sit at Work

Let’s face it: when you work in an office, a hard day’s work only involves sweat if you have a big presentation or too many tacos for lunch. Long gone […]

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Transportation Users

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Transportation Users

Have you ever been in a rush, only to realize that your gas tank is empty the minute your turn the ignition? Your phone is blowing up with texts and […]