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The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

May 31, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The institute will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities. 

Disposable plastic utensils on a countertop

Nov 8, 2018

Q&A: Understanding and Avoiding Harmful Environmental Chemicals

In this Q&A, find out from biologist Heather Patisaul what everyday products might pose a danger to your health. 

NC State campus gateway

Jun 29, 2018

Researchers Find Vitamin D Receptor Is Target for Disruption by Environmental Chemicals

New NC State research sheds light on the ways in which environmental chemicals can affect vitamin D receptors. 

Stephen Leatherman holds a spiny lobster.

Oct 17, 2017

The Coast Is Clear

Geosciences alumnus Stephen Leatherman shares the story behind his celebrated rankings of American beaches. 

Areal view of deforested patches of forest

May 14, 2015

Shrinking Habitats Have Adverse Effects on World Ecosystems

An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation led by an NC State biologist points to major trouble for a number of the world’s ecosystems and the plants and animals living in them. 

This image shows a biological expression network analysis of a portion of the "1,000 Genomes" cell lines used for testing the effects of environmental chemicals.

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

NC State scientists helped lead the first large-scale cell-based screening to test variations in environmental chemical sensitivity across a range of human populations and link those variations to genetic data. 

Abstract architecture at entrance to NC State University

Apr 29, 2015

NC State Receives $6.5 Million from NIEHS to Study Effect of Environment on Human Health

The Center for Human Health and the Environment has received a $6.5 million NIEHS grant to investigate the effects of environmental factors on human health. 

Boats on shore of Lake Victoria in Africa

Mar 26, 2015

Preparing East Africa for a Population Surge

Dr. Fred Semazzi leads an international effort to pair climate research with real economic-development planning in the Lake Victoria region.