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Meet the 2018 Duke Energy Faculty and Graduate Fellows

The Duke Energy Fellows program, administered by the UNC Institute for the Environment, is funded by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to develop leaders in the energy sector. The Duke Energy Faculty Fellowship supports one faculty member per … Continued

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UNC scientists partner with Virginia Tech on National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study well contamination in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

A team of scientists from the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Environmental Resource Program (ERP) and Virginia Tech has been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to quickly mobilize a study of private well contamination in New Hanover and … Continued


From the Blog: Field-Tripping for Public Health: Water Sampling after Hurricane Florence

Imagine evacuating your home to escape a storm – maybe you actually did so during the recent hurricane. Now imagine returning to your home to find foamy, murky, foul-smelling water filling your yard. This was the reality for one Sampson … Continued

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Duke Energy helps protect and restore North Carolina’s wildlife and natural resources with $1.1 million contribution (Duke Energy News Center | Nov. 13, 2018)

The UNC Institute for the Environment is a recipient of $100,000 of this grant. The grant will continue to fund work in increasing energy literacy among K-12 teachers and students in North Carolina. Duke Energy is providing more than $1.1 million to … Continued

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