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Reducing Carbon Footprint With Oysters and Marsh Grass

April 30, 2021

When it comes to helping in the fight against climate change, reducing your carbon footprint is a regularly suggested tactic. By burying carbon deposits into the sediment of a saltmarsh created by researchers, a project at the UNC Institute for Marine … Continued

RENCI to Help Researchers HEAL Opioid Crisis

April 26, 2021

Carolina’s Renaissance Computing (RENCI) Institute shares in a $21.4 million grant to provide data management and stewardship to an NIH-funded research project — the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative — focused on the opioid and pain management public … Continued

U.S. Census to Change Congressional Counts

April 26, 2021

North Carolina is predicted to pick up a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to data from the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn more about what this means for the state in this Q&A with Carolina Demography Director … Continued

Ocean Aerosols and Climate Change

April 22, 2021

In this video, Will Vizuete explains how his research in the Galápagos helps deepen an understanding how ocean aerosols are formed, which is needed to help accurately predict how climate is changing and, in turn, tackle climate change.

Earth Day, Water Quality, and the Galápagos Islands

April 22, 2021

To celebrate Earth Day, check out one way UNC strives to improve the planet in this video interview with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Jill Stewart, who studies water quality in the Galápagos Islands and has developed … Continued

Native and Invasive Species in the Galápagos

April 14, 2021

UNC PhD candidate Bryan Reatini investigates the interactions between native and invasive species and aims to identify threats to local biodiversity in the Galápagos Islands. In this video, he shares how the Galápagos Science Center helped him achieve his goals.

Research from Above

April 5, 2021

UNC recently launched Carolina’s Drone Lab to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research teams in need of innovative drone and sensing technologies to assist with a variety of projects — from characterizing floodplains, to mapping invasive species, to forest management.

Computing Advances Make Waves for Flood Software

March 30, 2021

The Coastal Resilience Center uses modeling software called ADCIRC, which was co-developed by UNC marine scientist Rick Luettich, to predict and evaluate hurricane landfalls and flooding hazards.

Studying Aging From Adolescence to Adulthood

March 18, 2021

A study by the Carolina Population Center following the cognitive, mental, and physical health of participants from their adolescence into adulthood will continue into its sixth wave after receiving additional NIH funding.

COVID-19 Impacts on Teen Driving

March 11, 2021

A new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center shows the number of teen related crashes has decreased during the pandemic because they’re spending less time on the road. How will less practice and the state waiving the road test requirement for provisional licenses impact future crash data?