The IJNR Fellows will explore this route through central and eastern North Carolina.
The IJNR Fellows will explore this route through central and eastern North Carolina.

The UNC Institute for the Environment—jointly with the UNC Superfund Research Program, Duke Superfund Research Center and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR)—is hosting 18 journalists from around the country March 3-8 on a learning expedition to explore environmental, economic and public health issues in North Carolina.

The journalists, who report for both local and national news organizations, will start in the Triangle area and journey through the coastal plain to North Carolina’s Outer Banks and back over the course of the week. Along the way, they will learn about the ongoing remediation efforts at the Ward Transformer Superfund Site, hear from scientists who are researching how chemical exposures impacts human health and the environment, visit hog farms to better understand the tradeoffs between producing food and protecting water quality, explore the intersection between science and policy surrounding drought and water resources, talk about oyster reef conservation, the state of commercial fisheries, wetlands restoration and more.

Follow #ijnr_carolina next week on Facebook and Twitter to journey along with the IJNR Fellows throughout the week.

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