Taking a Harder Look at Fracking and Health

January 28, 2013

A recent New York Times blog post that details a research effort led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology to determine the health effects posed by hydraulic fracturing on individuals who live near natural gas … Continued

Chapel Hill considers revising water protection rules

January 28, 2013

A recent story published on The Chapel Hill News website that provides information on the Chapel Hill Stormwater Advisory Board and their discussions with the Town Council over whether to align local stream buffers with regional Jordan Lake rules that … Continued

Water-related Massive Open Online Course with UNC connection

January 28, 2013

The undergraduate course Environmental Law and Policy (ENST 350) taught by UNC Law School professor and Water Theme Steering Committee member Don Hornstein has been selected for the University’s first foray, along with universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Duke, … Continued

Research vessels essential part of science, economy

January 23, 2013

A feature story on The Jacksonville Daily News website that details the positive economic impact that marine research vessels have on the North Carolina coast. To view the full article: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130116/ARTICLES/130119780?tc=ar

OWASA’s Jordan Lake plan concerns some leaders

January 23, 2013

A recently published story on The Chapel Hill News website that outlines the ongoing discussion around Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s attempt to acquire water from Jordan Lake during water emergency situations. To view the full article: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2013/01/08/74499/owasas-jordan-lake-plan-concerns.html

Storms and rains held responsible for stomach bugs!

January 23, 2013

A recent story published on the Indian news website The Daily Bhaskar that discusses the connection between rainstorms and viral stomach illness and the research associated with this phenomenon. Mark Sobsey, a UNC professor in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering … Continued

Ackland Art Museum installation “Cryoacoustic Orb” imitates noises from nature

January 23, 2013

A story published in the Daily Tar Heel that provides some background information on and coverage of the recent water-related art installation created by Jonathan Kirk and Lee Weisert at the Ackland Art Musuem. To view the full story: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/01/ackland-art-museum-installation-cryoacoustic-orb-imitates-noises-from-nature

Water Rights and Wrongs

January 17, 2013

An article published in the January/February 2013 edition of the Carolina Alumni Review that discusses the two-year “Water In Our World” campus theme, particularly the local and state water issues that currently demand attention. To view the full story: http://www.carolinaalumnireview.com/carolinaalumnireview/20130102?sub_id=MiWCWsYmq2Fb&pg=14#article_id=249487.