As part of the 2014 NC Science Festival, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences hosted the Beneath the Waves Film Festival in Carteret County to raise awareness of ocean conservation and marine science through film. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/94439514[/vimeo]
Monthly Archives: May 2014
The Institute for the Environment at UNC will be hosting a brown bag lunch event on fracking research scheduled for 12 noon on Thursday May 29 in the Institute for the Environment Offices at Suite 490 of the Europa Center … Continued
In a new study published in the Tropical Medicine & International Health Journal, the World Health Organization, along with collaborators from the Water Institute at UNC and 13 other research institutions, have estimated that 842,000 deaths in 2012 from diarrheal … Continued
A recap of the Environmental Finance Center at UNC’s public forum on May 5 titled “The Future of Environmental Finance”: http://efc.web.unc.edu/2014/05/14/thoughts-future-environmental-finance/.
According to a multi-university research team led by UNC, watersheds at lower elevations will be less able to provide high-quality drinking water as climate change continues. For more information: http://uncnews.unc.edu/2014/05/15/climate-change-shift-southeasts-drinking-water-supply-higher-ground/.
Scientists from across the state, including UNC, have recently been involved in efforts to map the North Carolina coastal area to determine where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources. For … Continued
Research is underway at UNC’s Coastal Studies Institute to determine the effects of turbulence on seaweed and organisms in the waters near Cape Hatteras, NC. For more information: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/effects-turbulence-being-tested-crucial-seaweed.
Opinion editorial in Raleigh News & Observer written by UNC Geology grad Briana Mordick on the connection between fracking and earthquakes: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/07/3843320/fracking-earthquakes-and-north.html.
New research published by UNC researchers and colleagues on fecal contamination of drinking water in low and middle income countries: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001644.
Rachel Gittman, a doctoral student in the Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology program, is the 2014 UNC Impact Award winner for her research on the ecology of salt marshes. For more information: https://cee.unc.edu/news/rachel-gittman-wins-2014-unc-impact-award.