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    Putting the Clean Air Act into Action

    Post by Zac Adelman Zac Adelman is a Research Associate at UNC’s Center for Environmental Modeling and Policy Development. The Clean Air Act is the cornerstone of U.S. policy to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution. … Continued

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    Engaging the Public through Citizen Science

    Post by Sarah Yelton Sarah Yelton is an Environmental Education Coordinator at the UNC Institute for the Environment. As the days start to get longer, and I can sense spring around the corner, I get excited about looking for those … Continued

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    Protecting Water Quality Across North Carolina

    Post by Jon Duncan Jon Duncan is a research assistant professor at the UNC Institute for the Environment. One of the special things about conducting research at a highly regarded public university like Carolina is the opportunity to engage in … Continued

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    The Science Behind Predicting Wildfires

    Post by Uma Shankar  Uma Shankar is a Research Associate with the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Environmental Modeling and Policy Development The current severe drought conditions in western North Carolina are resulting in significant environmental and economic … Continued

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    Planning for an Unknowable Future: Uncertainty in Climate Change Adaptation Planning

    Post by Sierra Woodruff Sierra Woodruff is a Ph.D. candidate at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. As a graduate student, there is a lot of uncertainty in my life: When … Continued

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    Aviation Emissions and Air Quality

    Post by Sarav Arunachalam Sarav Arunachalam is a research associate professor at the UNC Institute for the Environment In July 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its initial steps to address greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines. The … Continued

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    Drought Proofing the Triangle: Increasing the Resiliency of Local Water Supplies

    Post by Greg Characklis Greg Characklis is a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of IE’s Center for Watershed Science and Management. I had the opportunity to spend part of this summer … Continued