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/.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
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/.
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.
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.
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/.
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 … Continued
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/.
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 … Continued
How do you solve the world’s greatest water, food, climate, and energy challenges? The integrative, or nexus, approach recognizes that these issues are interconnected and require collaboration from multiple sectors to address, and ultimately solve, them. Created by University of … Continued
Data collected by UNC Institute for Marine Sciences researchers has shown that where N.C. rivers meet the sea, oysters can protect the land, fish, and human habitat. For more information: http://endeavors.unc.edu/better_than_bulkheads.