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The Importance of Testing Your Private Well

This blog was written by student Megan Rodgers for EA 590: Special Topics in Environmental Assessment: Communicating Environmental Health Science taught by Dr. Catherine LePrevost. In North Carolina, 3.3 million residents get their drinking water from a private well. That’s one-third of the state’s population. Unfortunately, monitoring is not required for private wells in North[…] Read More

The Importance of Predicting PCB Concentrations

This blog was written by student Tara Johnson for EA 590: Special Topics in Environmental Assessment: Communicating Environmental Health Science taught by Dr. Catherine LePrevost. If you’re familiar with environmental contaminants, you might know of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. If you’re not familiar with PCBs, it’s probably because they were banned from manufacture in the[…] Read More

Global Temperatures Are Shifting Faster than Animals Can Keep Up

This blog was written by student Jennifer Archambault for EA 590: Special Topics in Environmental Assessment: Communicating Environmental Health Science taught by Dr. Catherine LePrevost. Movers and Shakers Some animals can move quickly over long distances. Birds fly from wintering grounds in South America to nest in the United States. The famous Monarch Butterfly travels[…] Read More

Interview with Dr. Barry Goldfarb: Focus on Environmental Assessment

Did you know that the programs at NC State are often shaped by the professors who teach them? In this month’s Environmental Assessment Online Blog, we talk with Dr. Barry Goldfarb, Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, who started the Environmental Assessment program at NC State. Read on to learn more about[…] Read More

What is an EIS? Learning more about the Environmental Impact Statement

With the study of a new field or introduction to a program of study, it’s important to first learn the terminology and lingo for total subject comprehension. First, Environmental Assessment is the term used for the process of assessing environmental consequences, both positive and negative, of a plan, policy or project prior to the decision[…] Read More