‘100 Gallons’ nominated for Emmy

July 29, 2013

UNC School of Journalism’s Powering a Nation 2012 special report, “100 Gallons,” was named one of five nominees in the New Approaches: Documentaries category of the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television … Continued

IDEA undergraduate research opportunities for Fall 2013

July 29, 2013

IDEA (Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia) seeks motivated and talented undergraduate students interested in conducting research in the fields of marine sciences, geology, natural hazards or atmospheric sciences. The goal of this program is to increase the participation of underrepresented … Continued

Bacteria at the Beach

July 29, 2013

A UNC Endeavors magazine article written about Rachel Noble, UNC Institute for Marine Sciences professor, and the rapid DNA-based water quality testing technology she has developed and patented for widespread use. To read the full story: http://endeavors.unc.edu/bacteria_at_the_beach

County businesses, families receive outpouring of post-flood aid

July 29, 2013

A Daily Tar Heel news story on the U.S. Small Business Administration providing federal financial assistance to businesses and homeowners affected by flooding during the months of June and July. For more information: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/07/county-businesses-families-receive-outpouring-of-post-flood-aid

Assessment measures economic impact of Hatteras Island

July 29, 2013

Prepared by economic researchers at UNC, namely Brent Lane, a report on the economic impact of Cape Hatteras Island to the Outer Banks and the state of North Carolina has been produced which many hope will strengthen the movement to … Continued

Teachers link environmental and human health

July 29, 2013

Educators from across the state of North Carolina gathered recently for a professional development institute geared towards water quality education hosted by a collaborative of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, UNC Institute for the Environment, and the UNC Superfund Research … Continued

Powering the classroom: NC teachers discuss energy and water

July 29, 2013

The following link contains a wrap-up of the recent UNC Institute for the Environment-sponsored workshop for North Carolina middle and high school science and technology teachers focused on energy issues in the 21st century, including water’s role in energy development. … Continued

Surf’s Up for Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria, Too

July 18, 2013

UNC Institute for Marine Sciences faculty member Rachel Noble and environmental medicine researcher Samuel Dorevitch are featured in the following NPR Science Friday audio clip where they discuss what can be done to limit exposure to disease-causing microbes such as … Continued

Early Bird Registration Extension for 2013 Water and Health Conference

July 18, 2013

The Early Bird registration deadline for the 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy has been extended to Friday, August 9th, 2013. Submit your registration now to receive the discounted rate. For more information: http://whconference.unc.edu/

NC Sea Grant, WRRI Seek Deputy Director

July 18, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the position of deputy director for North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. Application review starts Sept. 3rd, 2013, and continues until the position is … Continued