Corals may benefit from moderately acidic seas

November 21, 2014

A new study compiled by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northeastern University reveal that moderate increases in ocean acidification and warming surprisingly appears to benefit corals, while extreme changes harm them. This research was … Continued

NC Sea Grant/NC WRRI Fund New Research Projects

November 9, 2014

One of three 2014 projects funded by a joint grant from North Carolina Sea Grant and the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute, UNC-TV and the Institute for the Environment at UNC will partner to create “Drought Resilience: An Integrative … Continued

Video recap of Christine Klein lecture on Mississippi River

November 9, 2014

Author of the recently-published Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster, Professor Christine Klein discussed her book at the UNC School of Law on October 30, 2014. Professor Klein, the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of … Continued

Characklis invited to attend National Academy of Sciences event

November 9, 2014

Greg Characklis, professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to participate in the U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, the National Academy of Science’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists, … Continued

2015 Nexus Conference Abstract Deadline extension

November 3, 2014

The Water Institute at UNC and collaborators are hosting the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference on March 15-17 in Chapel Hill, NC. The deadline for submitting abstracts and proposals for side events for the 2015 Nexus Conference … Continued

Clean Business

November 3, 2014

The Water Institute is collaborating with the International WaterCentre, Monash University, University of the South Pacific and Live and Learn on a new project funded by the Australian Government to inform the development of sustainable, demand-driven water and sanitation services. … Continued

Fracking in North Carolina

November 3, 2014

A WUNC Public Radio panel discussion on fracking in light of state laws passed earlier this year lifting the ban on the practice. Kathleen Gray, Director of the Environmental Resource Program and a lecturer at the Institute for the Environment … Continued