UNC Research video clip on Beneath The Waves Film Festival

May 22, 2014

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]

What is the Future of Environmental Finance?

May 20, 2014

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/.

Climate change could shift Southeast’s drinking water supply to higher ground

May 20, 2014

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/.  

Local Scientists Explore Wind Energy Development

May 20, 2014

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

Effects of turbulence being tested on crucial seaweed

May 20, 2014

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.

Fracking, earthquakes and North Carolina rules

May 20, 2014

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.  

Rachel Gittman wins 2014 UNC Impact Award

May 5, 2014

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.