Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.
Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.
Researcher confirms bald cypress tree is 2,624 years old – many nearby are more than 1,000 years old
Some of the oldest trees in the world are rooted along the swampy twists and turns of the Black River in eastern North Carolina. When University of Arkansas researcher David Stahle first saw the bald cypress trees in the 1980s, he knew they were ancient, but he recently proved that one is at least 2,624 years old – making it the fifth oldest living tree in the world.
Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.
May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.