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With $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, IE launches Iterative Design to Engage All (IDEA) Learners Program 

First developed in the 1950s, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are found in a variety of household items. They are used to create water-repellant fabrics, non-stick cookware, and a host of other products that repel grease, oil, and water. While … Continued

Sarav Arunachalam Interview

Electric Vehicles Expected to Play Huge Role in Environment and Daily Lives Around the World (Cheddar News | Nov. 30, 2021)

Sarav Arunachalam, air pollution scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joins Cheddar Climate, where he discusses what he needs to happen when it comes to EV production on a global level to help reduce the effects … Continued


Is your well water safe to drink? New resource from UNC-Chapel Hill, partners can help you decide

People who rely on private well water in North Carolina have a better chance of learning whether their well water is safe to drink thanks to an initiative of the UNC School of Law Well Water Pro Bono Project, the … Continued

COP26 Tesla

Planes, trains and automobiles: It’s transport day at COP26. Here’s what you need to know. (Washington Post | Nov. 9, 2021)

UNC Institute for the Environment Deputy Director and Research Professor Sarav Arunachalam talks to the Washington Post about transportation emissions ahead of transport day at #COP26. The COP26 climate summit has entered its thornier, more difficult stages — when scores … Continued

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