Unless the conditions are near perfect, PFAS coatings on commercial indoor furniture appear no more effective at repelling stains than untreated fabric, new research finds.
Changing diets, curbing food waste and optimizing agricultural production practices could contribute significantly to lessening the anticipated effects of climate change.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences program connects anyone anywhere who has a question about nature with specialists who have the answers.
Bad news for the sniffly: A new report finds that as warmer temperatures increase the length of growing season, plants are releasing pollen and mold spores for a longer period of time.
Ocean Observatories Initiative, through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is doing preliminary testing before relocating next year an ocean-observing system to off the coast near Nags Head.
The aquaculture program at Carteret Community College recently welcomed tens of thousands of tiny, wiggly bundles of joy, an unusual success — so far.
The public’s perception of certain terms and phrases can influence how they perceive and respond to information about climate change, according to new research.
With data collected by volunteers, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has released a citizen-science report on microplastics littering the state’s southern beaches.
UNC researcher Haley Plaas has partnered with the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group see if harmful algal blooms correlate with poor air quality.
Getting an 800-pound manatee that stranded in 2021 in Kill Devil Hills to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where its bones are being catalogued for researchers, took a lot of collaboration — and dirty work.
University of North Carolina Wilmington researchers Jessie Jarvis and Stephanie Kamel recently received a grant to study seagrass resilience to help reverse the course of declining underwater meadows.
Once the preservation process is complete on the species of mola fish that washed ashore at North Topsail Beach, the specimen will become part of the Ichthyology, or fish, research collection at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
The non-molluscan invertebrates collection at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences could unlock mysteries of the coastal environment and help better gauge the effects of climate change and pollution.
A study finds that forecast methods may underestimate tropical storms and Category 1 hurricanes, which have had bigger impacts over the past 30 years because of climate change.
As wind and solar become a bigger part of the energy mix, North Carolina researchers are looking to also harness the Atlantic Ocean’s power.
The recently published study using 10 years of data finds no significant difference in fish communities before and after storms, but habitat integrity may be key.