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Crucial Research at Highlands Biological Station (The Laurel Magazine | Aug. 2022)

Exciting things are happening at the Highlands Biological Research Station. A team of student researchers is delving into myriad ways that we’re affecting the Plateau’s ecology.


Institute launches environmental justice graduate research award; Kryston inaugural recipient

In summer of 2020, the UNC Institute for the Environment reconstituted its diversity, equity and inclusion committee known as the Institute for the Environment’s Inclusion and Equity Committee or IEIE. The group facilitated discussions about what the Institute can do … Continued

Mariaelena Nabors

UNC-Chapel Hill research funding tops $1.2 billion (UNC News | July 27, 2022)

Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to grow, bringing in more than $1.2 billion in funding awards during the 2022 fiscal year. This is the third year in a row that research awards have topped … Continued


waterloop #149: Flooding On A Sunny Day with Miyuki Hino (waterloop | July 18, 2022)

Some coastal communities experience flooding of low-lying areas on sunny days due to exceptional high tides. The frequency and severity of these events, also called blue sky flooding or nuisance flooding, are increasing due to sea level rise and are … Continued

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