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Energy and Water Competition Winners Announced
NC State student-led Energy and Water Competition winners announced.
One Oyster At A Time
In the spring of 2020, North Carolina Cooperative Extension specialist Jane Harrison launched the NC Oyster Trail, a grassroots network of oyster growers and fishers;...
Turning the Tide
What can be done to reduce the negative effects of disasters and to reduce the likelihood of future disasters occurring in the first place? Hazard mitigation involves taking actions to reduce the vulnerability of communities to the damaging effects of natural hazards and disasters. Gavin Smith, professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning, is assisting local jurisdictions, states, and national governments in addressing this vexing issue.
Free Mapping Tool Will Help Small NC Towns Meet Water Quality Requirements
The world is digitized. From data to images to maps, they can be found in a digital format. One NC group is working to make that true for NC’s water utilities boundaries. A collaborative research team led by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability is working to lessen the digital divide for…
NC WRRI Fellows Work to Improve Well Water Quality Through PFAS Research
Graduate students Tiffany VanDerwerker of North Carolina State University and Charlotte Robbins of UNC Chapel Hill are supporting rural communities through their research on PFAS in well water. VanDerwerker’s research considered an alternative water source for homes that have contaminated well water. Robbins’ project analyzes how PFAS leaks from landfills into surrounding groundwater and consequently…
Material Would Allow Users to ‘Tune’ Windows to Block Targeted Wavelengths of Light
Users could switch windows to a mode that blocks infrared light, helping keep a building cool while leaving the windows transparent to visible light.
Genetically Modified Bacteria Break Down Plastics in Saltwater
The modified organism breaks down a plastic called PET, which is a significant contributor to microplastic pollution in oceans.
Investigating the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Tidal Marshes of Hyde County
In this guest blog, Allie Best, 2022-23 NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellow, investigates the impact of sea level rise on tidal marshes and Swamp Sparrow habitat. Best also provides education resources for educators interested in teaching about this topic.
NC Space Grant and Sea Grant Announce New Joint Fellow
North Carolina Space Grant and Sea Grant programs are pleased to announce the 2023-24 joint research fellow. Colleen Brown, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science, is studying water quality in the Lower Cape Fear River Watershed.
Jenna Abrahamson Develops Remote Sensing Methods to Predict Flooding
This summer, Abrahamson worked at Pacific Northwest National Lab as a Ph.D. intern on its terrestrial and aquatic integration team.