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2023 Recipients Of The Student STEM Enrichment Program Announced (Burroughs Wellcome Fund | Nov. 13, 2023)

Geo-Health Interns program recipients of the 2023 Student STEM Enrichment Program. Read More

Edneyville wildfire now 434 acres, 30% contained, UNC expert gives advice on air quality (BlueRidgeNow | Oct. 9, 2023)

Deputy Director and Research Professor Sarav Arunachalam talks to BlueRidgeNow about air quality during a wildfire.  Read More

Record attendance at 2023 University Research Week

Hundreds of participants celebrated the exceptional achievements made by researchers across UNC. Read More

Heat hurts the economy (UNC News | Oct. 23, 2023)

Ric Colacito’s research suggests that, in the worst-case scenario, rising temperatures could reduce U.S. economic growth by up to one-third over the next century. Read More

‘The spirit of discovery’: Research Week highlights climate projects, opportunities at UNC (Daily Tar Heel | Oct. 25, 2023)

At the event, research technician Peggy Mullin and Sustainable Triangle Field site students spoke about the role of green roofs on campus and how the use of drones helps to manage and monitor them. Read More

A climate of change at Carolina (UNC News | Oct. 23, 2023)

Whether it be in a laboratory, out in nature or anywhere in between, Tar Heels are researching ways to make an impact in North Carolina and throughout our nation and world. We’re pursuing solutions and discoveries to better society and Read More

Gearing up for University Research Week (UNC Research | Oct. 18, 2023)

This year, the week-long celebration of Carolina research will highlight exceptional achievements of researchers addressing changing climates across many disciplines. Read More

Darden ’76, ’92 receives Distinguished Alumnus Award on University Day (UNC News | Oct. 12, 2023)

UNC IE Board of Visitors member Tom Darden was honored on University Day. Read More

2023 Hettleman Prizes awarded to five exceptional early-career faculty (UNC Research | Oct. 12, 2023)

Angel Hsu applies data-driven approaches to evaluate climate and environmental policy, primarily at the state and local levels. Read More

Smith Center to debut lighting enhancements Friday at “Live Action” (Carolina Athletics | Oct. 11, 2023)

The Dean E. Smith Center will show off its most significant lighting enhancements since the arena opened in 1986 when the Tar Heels celebrate the start of the new season Friday (October 13) at “Live Action! with Carolina Basketball.” Read More

UNC Research Impact in North Carolina (UNC Research | Oct. 11, 2023)

UNC’s research touches every part of North Carolina. Discover the benefits to our state. Read More

‘Green in Kenan’: Sustainable Carolina recognized at Champion Sustainability Game (Daily Tar Heel | Oct. 8, 2023)

Although the North Carolina football team played the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, Kenan Stadium was green all around. Read More

Kenan Stadium To Host Champion Sustainability Game On Oct. 7 ( | Oct. 2, 2023)

No. 14 ranked North Carolina’s October 7 football game against Syracuse, the Champion Sustainability Game, will celebrate the University of North Carolina’s many sustainability accomplishments and educate fans about Carolina’s sustainability goals. Read More

Meet BOT Chair John P. Preyer (UNC News | Sept. 26, 2023)

The new leader of the University’s Board of Trustees calls his service to Carolina a labor of love. Read More

Carolina ranks 4th among publics (UNC News | Sept. 18, 2023)

In the U.S. News and World Report list, the University is the best value among public institutions for the 19th year. Read More

Measuring Water from Space (Endeavors | Sept. 14, 2023)

A new NASA satellite is recording the first global survey of Earth’s water cycle. Read More

John P. Preyer elected chair of UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees (UNC News | Sept. 7, 2023)

The 1990 alumnus has served Carolina in multiple roles, including as a member of the Board of Visitors for both the University and the UNC Institute for the Environment. Read More

Carolina Strong: Resources for the Carolina Community

No one at Carolina is in it alone. Keep reading to find tips and advice from mental health experts on how to process traumatic events and support all Tar Heels, including yourself. Read More

Oakland airport expansion raises environmental concerns (East Bay Echo | Sept. 1, 2023)

Sarav Arunachalam, a research professor and deputy director at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment, specializes in developing and modeling aircraft emissions to support sound environmental policies. Read More

A Fair Recovery (Endeavors | Aug. 22, 2023)

Cassandra R. Davis has dedicated her career to reframing the conversation around disaster relief, advocating for the marginalized groups that struggle to recover. Read More

Research Reveals the Potential of Nature-Based Solutions for Increasing Resilience to Sea Level Rise (NCCOS | Aug. 22, 2023)

As we confront the escalating threats of climate change, there is growing interest in the potential of restored nature to offer a sustainable and effective response to the challenges posed by sea-level rise (SLR). Read More

Lighting Upgrades Will Enhance Kenan Stadium ( | Aug. 18, 2023)

North Carolina football fans will experience a more colorful and modernized game day atmosphere when they cheer on the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium this season. Read More

Kenan Stadium getting lighting upgrades ahead of UNC football’s home opener ( | Aug. 18, 2023)

The 96-year-old Kenan Stadium is getting some illuminating upgrades just in time to welcome fans back for football season. Read More

Environmental scientist looks at climate from all angles (UNC College of Arts and Sciences | Aug. 14, 2023)

Incoming doctoral student Ruitian Yan wants to help vulnerable communities safely manage their risks, including financial. Read More

Study: Well water safety disparity in NC (WRAL | Aug. 11, 2023)

A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study finds significant disparities between households that test and treat drinking water from their private wells. Read More

Engaging communities in Carolina research (UNC Research | Aug. 8, 2023)

The Center for Public Engagement with Science gets North Carolinians involved in UNC-Chapel Hill research — including a unique project with NASA that educates volunteers about lakes in their own communities. Read More

For people on private wells, race and income often determine whether water is safe to drink (NC Newsline | Aug. 7, 2023)

Roughly 2.4 million North Carolinians rely on private wells for their drinking water. But unlike public water systems, private wells are not regulated under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill study: Low-income, BIPOC households in NC less likely to test, treat private wells (WUNC | Aug. 4, 2023)

Most private wells in the United States are not tested for contaminants. In North Carolina, more households rely on private wells as a main source of drinking water than in any other state in the country. Read More

Digital resource helps community planners prep for natural disasters (UNC Research | June 13, 2023)

You know that part of your yard that turns into a small pond every time it rains? Or what about that plaza down the road that floods if someone even whispers the word “storm?” These water-logged areas may have been Read More

UNC Study Reveals Disparities in Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure Among Minorities (Mirage | June 2, 2023)

Traffic-related air pollution is a pervasive problem across the United States. Vehicle emissions are highest near major roadways with around 19% of the U.S. population living in the vicinity of a major roadway. In more densely populated states, like California, Read More

NC’s response to Inflation Reduction Act will determine ESG success (Triangle Business Journal | Mar. 9, 2023)

North Carolina has positioned itself as a leader on the ESG front. Yet, to meet these goals, the Tar Heel State must take full advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest investment to date by the United States to Read More

One Tree Planted Partners with Vets to Drones and Carolina Drone Lab (One Tree Planted | Jan. 27, 2023)

Vets to Drones, One Tree Planted, and UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Drone Lab are proud to announce the creation of the Veterans in the Forest Program, a partnership to train veterans and provide on-the-job experience in drone-based forest monitoring technology. Read More

Wild Things Make Their Hearts Sing (Endeavors | Jan. 24, 2023)

In a small kitchen in western North Carolina, the smell of butter wafts through the air as Marie Young pulls shortbread from the oven. Several blankets drape across a worn couch and metal shelves line three of the walls, each Read More

Hunting for Hemlocks (Endeavors | Jan. 20, 2023)

“It’s just a little further,” Ken Donny-Clark promises. The UNC-Chapel Hill senior crawls on his hands and knees, pushing aside branches and small plants as he squeezes his way to his destination. After a few more minutes of struggling through Read More

Desperately Seeking Salamanders (Endeavors | Jan. 18, 2023)

About an hour after the sun sets over the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kristina Hefferle and Leah Morrissey hike to a nearby creek in total darkness under a tangle of rhododendron, dog hobble, and towering pine trees. The Read More

All Creatures Great and Small (UNC Research | Jan. 17, 2023)

As the last remnants of the sun streak the sky with purple and peach hues on this hot summer night, the trees by the Eno River fall silent. It’s one of those Carolina evenings that’s so humid, it’s as if Read More

Student Government to Host Energy Transition Town Hall (Sustainable Carolina | Jan. 13, 2023)

On January 18, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Government will host an Energy Transition Town Hall. The event is supported by UNC Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Carolina. Administrators, staff, and student activists will gather at Dey Hall in Toy Lounge Read More

How to live more sustainably in 2023 (UNC News | Jan. 12, 2023)

It’s possible to go green even when surrounded by Carolina blue. UNC Institute for the Environment Director Mike Piehler is an expert on how human activity affects natural systems and is helping the University be more green as Carolina’s chief Read More


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Protecting North Carolina’s wetlands (UNC News | July 22, 2019)

Cassidy Harding has known she wanted to be an environmental scientist since taking an AP class in high school. “I wanted to do something with my life that made a difference and tackle urgent issues,” she said. “What I learned Read More

Experiential Education For Future Environmental Leaders (Carolina Stories | Jan. 9, 2019)

A new endowed internship program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment will put students one step closer to environmental science careers. A $1 million gift from Pavel Molchanov of Charlotte will match students Read More

New internship program prepares students for environmental careers with training, funding (UNC News | Jan. 9, 2019)

A new endowed internship program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment will put students one step closer to environmental science careers. A $1 million gift from Pavel Molchanov of Charlotte will match students Read More