Piehler Lab to examine the role of oysters in new studies

August 30, 2019

Each year, Americans slurp up 2.5 billion oysters. They’re an important part of coastal cuisine, and in North Carolina alone the fishery is worth about $4 million dollars. But there’s more to the acclaimed Eastern oysters than meets the eye. … Continued

The Known Unknowns (Endeavors | Aug. 6, 2019)

August 8, 2019

In 2016, a group of North Carolina researchers published evidence of high rates of PFAS in the Cape Fear River basin. While this unregulated family of chemicals is used in the production of everyday goods, its impact on human health … Continued

Unearthing Environmental Research (Endeavors | July 15, 2019)

July 15, 2019

Environmental education and research have deep roots at Carolina, but a lot has changed since the natural sciences came to campus almost 200 years ago. From the creation of a sanitary engineering department to relationships stoked by the internet, environmental … Continued

UNC-led team wins NOAA grant to develop better air quality forecasting

June 30, 2019

A team of air quality monitoring experts will soon kickstart the development of a state-of-the-art emissions testbed to enhance current air quality forecasting systems produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Leading this team is B.H. Baek, a research assistant professor at the UNC Institute … Continued

Geoscience students embark on retreat through coastal NC

June 30, 2019

On May 22, nine undergraduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University set out on a three-day retreat to explore the coast of North Carolina and broaden their knowledge and appreciation of … Continued