The Science of Sustainability

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Deep-Sea Mining Might Happen.  So What?

Deep-Sea Mining Might Happen. So What?

Q&A With Biologist, Explorer, and Deep-Sea Advocate Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover.

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

Why washing your food is not always the best approach.

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Coal Ash Conundrum

Coal Ash Conundrum

What happens when 39,000 tons of coal ash spill into a river?

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Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Watch how scientists and farmers work together to grow strawberries in hostile climates.

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Foraging for a Better Beer

Foraging for a Better Beer

Watch as a Durham, NC brewery makes persimmon beer from foraging to fermentation.

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In Wood We Trust

In Wood We Trust

Does milling wood pellets in North Carolina and shipping them to Europe make sense?

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Birds, Blades, and the Brutal Business of Clean Energy

Birds, Blades, and the Brutal Business of Clean Energy

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? Author William H. Funk weighs in.

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#Digital Landfill

#Digital Landfill

Can an Instagram trend create a litter-free world?

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Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Where CSI meets conservation: law enforcement officers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park battle ginseng bandits in an effort to protect this potent plant.

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Restoring Oyster Reefs

Restoring Oyster Reefs

In this video, scientists wade through marshes along North Carolina’s coast on a mission to restore oyster reefs, which are critical to the health of our marine ecosystems.

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Improving Golf’s Environmental Scorecard

Improving Golf’s Environmental Scorecard

How thinking outside the (tee) box can help the environment, save money, and improve your golf game.

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Biodiesel Power

Biodiesel Power

From the deep fryer to the fuel tank, how one North Carolina company is using cooking grease to power a community.

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Lionfish, Pythons, and Garlic Mustard — Oh My!

Lionfish, Pythons, and Garlic Mustard — Oh My!

Across America, invasive species are destroying ecosystems faster than ecologists can find solutions.

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Cementing a More Sustainable Future

Cementing a More Sustainable Future

A team of innovative students at UNC Charlotte develop a game-changing material poised to improve the way we build our cities and our homes.

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To Drink, or Not To Drink

To Drink, or Not To Drink

A new bacteria testing kit has the potential to save millions of lives, one glass of water at a time.

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From Trash to Cash: Old Landfills Yield New Opportunities

From Trash to Cash: Old Landfills Yield New Opportunities

As resources become more expensive, America may start mining its landfills for raw materials.

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L.E.D. There Be Light

L.E.D. There Be Light

Paying less for more: how energy-efficient LED bulbs outshine the competition while saving you money.

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Outsourcing Your Compost: Soil Without The Stink

Outsourcing Your Compost: Soil Without The Stink

From Door to Spore: a reporter explores a new service that strives to make household composting easier.

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Are Doughnuts Destroying Forests?

Are Doughnuts Destroying Forests?

A conversation with a forestry expert reveals doughnuts as unlikely contributors to global deforestation.

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Sand: Hold a Mountain in Your Hand

Sand: Hold a Mountain in Your Hand

Sand . . . we play in it, we stroll on it, we make castles out of it, but what do we really know about it? The size, shape and location of a grain a sand can tell us a lot about it's origin, makeup and history.

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