Environment

What's My Story: Biological and Agricultural Engineer

Albert Rubin is a retired biological and agricultural engineer working to restore the soil—the living skin of planet Earth. As a boy, Dr. Rubin discovered that dried sludge made the orange trees in his neighborhood bloom and bear fruit. That science experiment led to a lifetime career in soil science. Although Dr. Rubin retired from the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NCSU in 2004, that doesn’t mean he’s not working.

Surging Water Warnings

Storm surge is not a giant wave like a tsunami, but it is the gradual piling up of water along the coast. It is often the most damaging effect of a hurricane, but is not often clearly understood and it is not easy to predict. New research, and a new computer program developed by the UNC Institute of Marine Science, is helping solve the problem.

The Battle for North Carolina's Coast

One thing that most North Carolinians share is a love for our coast. We know our coast is fragile, but do we love it enough to protect it and how can we know what is best to do? Retired East Carolina University professor Stanley Riggs talks to us about “The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future." Original Broadcast Date: 04/14/2013.

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