Building Coastal Resilience Through Shoreline Management

April 20, 2021 | Allison Fisk

North Carolina’s estuaries are home to vast, lush salt marshes, mounds of oyster reefs, and flowing seagrass beds. These beautiful habitats provide a wealth of ecosystem services, including shoreline protection, sediment and nutrient filtration, habitat for our fisheries, and carbon sequestration, yet they are increasingly under threat.

Amazing Astronaut: Cardman to Share Success at NC Space Symposium

April 13, 2021 | Allison Fisk

On April 16th Zena Cardman, a NASA astronaut, will be the keynote speaker for the NC Space Symposium. The Symposium is a free, virtual event from 1 to 5 p.m. Be sure to register beforehand.

SpeedCon Launches April 24

April 6, 2021 | Allison Fisk

SpeedCon is an annual conference held by the Technical Communication Association (TCA) at NC State University. This year’s conference will be held virtually over Zoom, and the theme is “Communication During a Pandemic.”

Leaching Plastic and the Lungs of the Planet: The Impact of Pollution on Prochlorococcus

March 24, 2021 | Allison Fisk

The smallest known photosynthetic organism accounts for 20% of the oxygen in our biosphere — but are plastic pollutants hindering this cyanobacterium’s ability to breathe for our planet?

Fortifying Homes Against Wind and Water Damage

March 8, 2021 | Allison Fisk

As homeowners prepare for coastal wind events, they should consider storm-resilient construction options that offer multiple benefits. Some homeowners in coastal North Carolina are saving money each year on wind insurance premiums — and reducing the risk of storm damage — thanks to the FORTIFIED program. See blog post and link to a memo for coastal property owners.