Science

  • Annual Christmas Rite Begins Next Week

    Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and the N.C. chapter invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running, citizen science survey that will help shape the future of birds and climate science nationwide.

  • Plugging Into the Gulf Stream?

    Scientists are studying whether the huge amount of water that the Gulf Stream moves past our coast each second could be harnessed as a clean source of renewable energy.

  • Where Eagles Dare, Scientists Now Watch

    Yangchen, a young female bald eagle, recovered from lead poisoning and now leads the life of a soaring starlet as her GPS tracker allows you to follow the flight of an eagle.

  • Toxic Algae Threatens Bald Eagles

    A recently identified deadly neurotoxin produced by algae found on the underside of an invasive aquatic plant has been linked to numerous bald eagle deaths.

  • Duke to Conjure ‘MAGIC’ of Oil from Algae

    The Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort received a $5 million grant to lead the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium, or MAGIC, to study algae as a source of biofuels and protein.

  • Fish Respond to Warming Ocean

    Researcher Chuck Bangley has evidence that North Carolina is seeing some of the biggest changes in fish behavior resulting from warming ocean temperatures.

  • Saltwater Intrusion: The Parts You Can’t See

    The quality of the water, the nutrients in the soil and the exchange of greenhouse gasses hang in the balance as saltwater moves farther inland than it ever has before. Five researchers are working to help people prepare for what’s ahead.

  • Study Looks to Locals on Saltwater Intrusion

    Five researchers are investigating the future risks of saltwater intrusion on the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula and how the area’s residents will play a role in conserving their natural resources.

  • Saltwater Intrusion Is Changing the Coast

    Saltwater’s slow movement inland has accelerated in recent years. It kills trees, harms crops, destroys the very land itself. Its effects are particularly pronounced in the agricultural region between the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.