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Saving Our Pollinators

Pollinators are the motor the plant world depends on. These insects, birds and bats allow plants to reproduce and make the fruits and other foods we enjoy. They are everywhere, but they are also in decline. While crop scientists research exactly what is hurting these animals, the NC Botanical Garden is holding an exhibit called "Saving Our Pollinators" to educate the public.

The Butcher and the Knight

Scientists Discover Two New Prehistoric Reptiles in North Carolina
May 19, 2015

 

Getting around Durham was different 230 million years ago. 

On the plus side, you would have had zero chance of getting stuck in traffic on I-85, and finding parking at Duke or at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park would have been a breeze. You would, however, have constantly been on the lookout for the 9-foot-long crocodiles running around on their hind legs trying to eat you.

Pizza Box Composting

Composting Pizza Boxes
May 14, 2015 
 
College life is getting greener at North Carolina State University.
 
For the past year, the school’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office has been focusing on an environmentally friendly way to dispose of an extremely common item — the pizza box.
 
Pizza boxes are not recyclable because of the grease and cheese that soaks into the cardboard, so they had the idea to compost the boxes.
 

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