Gone in a Generation

January 31, 2019

For the past month, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rich Luettich worked with an investigative team from The Washington Post to help inform the “flood” section of this story, which also shares information on forests, fires, and fisheries.

Saving Scallops

January 28, 2019

Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries. But thanks to a new research study at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, scallops may have a new lease on life.

Eight States to Join UNC’s Go NAPSACC Program

January 11, 2019

In 2019, Go NAPSACC — a UNC-developed online tool to help child care programs create environments for healthy eating and physical activity in children — will be in 20 states working to improve the health of young kids.

N.C. Population Gains on Track for Extra Seat in U.S. House

January 8, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that N.C. experienced a 1.1 percent population growth in the last year. If this trend continues, Carolina Demography Director Rebecca Tippett says the state will be on track to pick up the extra seat in Congress.

Woman in Science: Alyssa Grube

December 12, 2018

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health PhD student Alyssa Grube researches antibiotic-resistant genes in the Galápagos Islands to better understand the effects of human-caused pollution on bacterial communities.

Want to Prevent AIDS? Look at Places, Not People

December 3, 2018

While many methods focus on at-risk groups, one UNC researcher wanted to focus on places where HIV transmission is likely to occur, reaching communities that traditional AIDS prevention efforts miss while shielding people from stigma.

Sustainability and Storytelling

October 25, 2018

This past summer, the Institute for the Environment’s David Salveson took 25 students across Germany, Spain, and Denmark — without ever using a car. Students learned about and reported on how these countries are leaders in reducing their carbon footprints.

FPG Wins New Award for Early STEM Education Research

October 18, 2018

The FPG Child Development Institute will grow the knowledge base around STEM in early childhood through a new, five-year award, the Center for the Advancement of Early STEM Education (CAESE).