COVID-19: All Coverage
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.
How will COVID-19 affect the already vulnerable coastal communities preparing for the 2020 hurricane season? UNC environmental anthropologist Caela O’Connell unwraps this question in her new research project.
UNC sociologist Alexandrea Ravenelle is interviewing 200 precarious workers — gig platform workers, creative freelancers, and essential low-wage workers in drugstores and grocery stores — to uncover how the pandemic is impacting their lives now and, ultimately, in the long term.