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Banning Petrol-Powered Cars

January 11, 2021

UNC economist Andrew Yates studies the welfare impact of policies that facilitate the transition from gasoline to electric vehicles. He finds that, in some settings, banning petrol-powered cars may be one of our best options.

Focus Carolina: Elaine Westbrooks

January 11, 2021

In the last year, more than 10 million people have made virtual visits to Carolina’s libraries to access information from its 10 million volumes — an instrumental resource for local and international researchers of all levels. Learn more in this … Continued

Hands-On Science

January 7, 2021

The UNC Institute for the Environment is connecting students and teachers in Northeastern North Carolina through GET OUT in NC, a field-based geoscience program focused on the region’s unique coastal ecosystem and partnerships with nearby institutions.

RUNC: Saif Khairat

January 6, 2021

UNC School of Nursing professor Saif Khairat researches how to use robust technologies, such as electronic health records and telehealth, to deliver safe and effective healthcare while expanding health access and equity to all people, including critically ill patients and … Continued

Focus Carolina: Penny Gordon-Larsen

January 5, 2021

Understanding obesity involves far more than the amount of food people consume and the level of exercise they get, says UNC nutritionist Penny Gordon-Larsen, who’s leading an interdisciplinary research team studying how environmental factors, behaviors, and genetics impact weight gain.

Using Wastewater to Detect, Learn More About COVID-19

January 4, 2021

North Carolina is one of just eight states that is funneling its wastewater data to the federal government to track coronavirus. Leading the charge for N.C. is UNC marine scientist Rachel Noble, who launched a wastewater surveillance system last year to help public officials detect and understand COVID-19 in their communities.

New Flora Covers Entire Southeastern United States

December 21, 2020

UNC and N.C. Botanical Garden researcher Alan Weakley has recently released ”Flora of the Southeastern United States,” an identification key for plants from Pennsylvania to the eastern part of Texas and Oklahoma that is vital for conservation and natural resource management … Continued

UNC Health Gives First COVID-19 Vaccines

December 16, 2020

Medical workers at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill began receiving COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 15, marking a significant turning point in the response to the pandemic.

RUNC: Frank Leibfarth

December 16, 2020

Frank Leibfarth is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how to transform chemical building blocks into plastics to provide new and useful solutions for sustainability and human health.

Researchers Launch COVID-19 Data Tracker

December 15, 2020

On December 7, a team of UNC researchers launched a website called Carolina Tracker: A Resource for Recovery, which includes a dashboard to track indicators across different domains such as employment and the economy, travel patterns, real estate, and society.