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Citizen scientists, partners contribute 1,000 lake measurements to NASA-funded study

On Monday, May 14 at 12:56 p.m., a citizen scientist texted a lake level measurement for Great Lake in the Croatan National Forest, North Carolina, marking the milestone 1,000th measurement for the NASA-funded Lake Level Monitoring Project. Great Lake is … Continued

CMAS expands to Asia-Pacific with inaugural conference in Beijing

The Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) held its first biannual CMAS Asia-Pacific Conference in Beijing, China, May 21-23. The event attracted more than 300 attendees from around the world, including nearby Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Philippines. … Continued

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From the Blog: Are Floodplain Buyouts a Smart Investment for Local Governments?

By David Salvesen and Christian Kamrath David Salvesen, is a research associate with the UNC Institute for the Environment and the director of the Sustainable Triangle Field Site. Christian Kamrath is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City … Continued

Rye Barcott to graduates: ‘Do not run from the pain’

  By Brandon Bieltz  Adapted from the University Gazette Watch video For the more than 6,000 students sitting in a sea of Carolina blue in Kenan Stadium on May 13, the journey to graduation was anything but easy. There were … Continued

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