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2020 Hurricane Season May Include Up to 19 Storms

June 18, 2020

June 1 marked the start of the 2020 hurricane season — and it’s slated to be an active one. In this Q&A, UNC researcher Rick Luettich talks about this year’s above-average hurricane forecast, the impact these storms have on inland populations, and how COVID-19 may affect vulnerable communities.

Second Project Announced Through UNC-Deerfield Partnership

June 11, 2020

In its second funded project, Pinnacle Hill, the research and development partnership between UNC and Deerfield Management Company, will support the development of a potential treatment for Angelman Syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder that currently has no effective treatment.

In Shutdown, Less Traffic Doesn’t Mean Cleaner Air

June 10, 2020

As of early April, global carbon emissions decreased by 17 percent, in part because the COVID-19 shutdown led to a steep decrease in road and air traffic emissions. But while a drop in air emissions sounds positive, UNC environmental scientist Sarav Arunachalam says the situation is not straightforward.