NASA-Funded Lake Level Monitoring Project Web Site Launched

August 8, 2017

The Lake Level Monitoring Project is an effort to better understand how the volume of water in lakes is changing over time. This NASA-funded project is a collaboration between the Department of Geological Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, the UNC Institute … Continued

Visiting air quality scientist to collaborate on R-LINE

August 4, 2017

While researching tools to help solve Barcelona’s air quality issues, Jaime Benavides came across a promising open-source modeling program called R-LINE that could help him forecast air quality in his home city. Benavides, an environmental engineering Ph.D. student focusing on … Continued

Binkowski celebrates 80th birthday with colleagues

June 4, 2017

By Cinnamon Moore A profile of Francis “Frank” Binkowski Over 80 years of his life, Francis (Frank) Binkowski has become a man of many titles—student, researcher, father, veteran, adventurer, among others—a reflection of how he has managed to pack his … Continued

Area experts share perspectives on climate change post-election

April 30, 2017

By Cinnamon Moore In today’s heated and polarized political climate and a new presidential administration creating uncertainty, the 4th annual Climate Change Symposium convened four experts from the Triangle-region to discuss their perspectives on what a new presidency could mean … Continued

Arter wins Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition

April 28, 2017

Calvin Arter, a first year Ph.D. environmental sciences and engineering student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research assistant to IE’s Sarav Arunachalam, recently won the Federal Aviation Administration ASCENT’s Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition. Arter’s … Continued

IE exhibit teaches community about toxins in food and water

April 27, 2017

By Alexandra Grant UNC’s Institute for the Environment taught children and their parents about environmental toxins in food and water and how to make healthier food choices during Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s annual UNC Science Expo on Saturday, April … Continued