Jul 15 2014

Life On The Rocks

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A UNC-TV Science piece on health and diversity of rocky offshore ocean bottom areas being explored by UNC researchers that could be used for renewable energy development. For more information: http://science.unctv.org/content/life-rocks.

 

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Jul 15 2014

Environmental Finance: Applied Abroad

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A group of students, researchers, and environmental professionals affiliated with the Environmental Finance Center at UNC are spending three weeks in Quito, Ecuador, this summer to participate in an Applied Environmental Finance program to explore the financial, political, governance, and socioeconomic challenges of financing environmental services. For more information: http://efc.web.unc.edu/2014/07/08/environmental-finance-applied-abroad/.

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Jun 23 2014

Mapping Access to Clean Water in the State

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A North Carolina Health News ppotlight on research by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students and faculty to investigate the intersection between race, water quality, and health in the South: www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/06/17/mapping-access-to-clean-water-in-the-state/.

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Jun 23 2014

EPA awards $2 million to Environmental Finance Center to help smallest water systems

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The Environmental Finance Center at UNC, housed in the UNC School of Government, was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide support and resources to the country’s smallest water systems. For more information: http://uncnews.unc.edu/2014/06/18/epa-awards-2-million/.

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Jun 23 2014

Giving sea turtles a lift

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UNC Institute for Marine Sciences researchers helped rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean in this UNC Research video clip: http://endeavors.unc.edu/videos/giving_sea_turtles_a_lift.

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Jun 23 2014

Timelapse video of UNC Institute for Marine Sciences shoreline restoration

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UNC Institute for Marine Sciences staff recently restored a portion of the shoreline along the North Carolina coast that was chronicled in this short video clip: http://vimeo.com/98128745.

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Jun 10 2014

Developing materials that make a difference

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University Gazette story about innovative research being done at UNC in the areas of water purification, accessible solar, and sustainability: http://gazette.unc.edu/2014/06/03/developing-materials-that-make-a-difference/.

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Jun 10 2014

Danielle Keller is Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship

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UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology graduate student Danielle Keller recently received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to better understand the structure and function of estuarine ecosystems and communities, particularly oyster reefs and salt marshes. For more information: https://cee.unc.edu/danielle-keller-is-awarded-prestigious-nsf-graduate-fellowship.

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Jun 10 2014

WRRDA: New and Improved Funding for Water Infrastructure

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Pending national legislation awaits approval that would provide new and improved funding for US water infrastructure: http://efc.web.unc.edu/2014/05/28/wrrda-new-improved-funding-water-infrastructure/.

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Jun 06 2014

Future Technologies for Water Competition Call for Entries

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The FTW (Future Technologies for Water) Competition, managed by the Water Institute at UNC and sponsored by Takata Corporation, aims to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan with wide-scale applicability. The first-place winner will receive $15,000, and the second place winner will receive $5,000.

From June 9 until July 31, the Water Institute at UNC will be accepting initial entries in the form of a one-page summary, via the competition website: http://ftw.waterinstitute.unc.edu/.

Entries should relate to the following themes:

  • Shortening the water cycle by looking at grey water and/or wastewater reuse
  • Rapid testing of water samples with an emphasis on in situ, online testing
  • Protecting vulnerable and sensitive populations (young, elderly, immuno-compromised)

For more information, contact ftw@unc.edu.

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