April 8, 2021 Dr. Musa Manga is working with the Water Institute to investigate how human waste is returned to the environment in Tamil Nadu, India. Early results are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.
April 8, 2021 Gillings School alumnus and faculty member Dr. Joe Brown is investigating the prevalence of sanitation-related pathogens in low-income communities in rural Alabama.
April 6, 2021 The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently named Dr. M. Katherine Banks president of the system’s flagship institution, Texas A&M University.
Turpin and Morrison named to committees for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
March 11, 2021 Drs. Barbara Turpin and Glenn Morrison have been named to committees convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to tackle some of the most pressing environmental health challenges.
March 8, 2021 New research led by UNC Gillings School students and faculty has mapped global ground-level ozone concentrations by year using a data fusion. This is the first time this method has been applied to ozone observations globally. The findings were used by the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study, which estimated that about 365,000 people around the world died in 2019 from exposure to ozone pollution.
February 25, 2021 Leaders from the Sampson County community in North Carolina welcomed Assistant Professor Dr. Courtney Woods into their local environmental justice efforts.
January 19, 2021 While COVID-19 has shaken the world, it has also pushed society to be more innovative and creative — two attributes that have been essential to the success of researchers at UNC. Carolina students, faculty and staff are engaged in an abundance of projects, making UNC the most cited university in the United States for coronavirus research.
January 12, 2021 The release of the book — co-authored by Dr. William Vizuete in the UNC Gillings Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering — coincides with heightened concerns about air quality around the world.
January 4, 2021 The U.S. Department of Energy honored Dr. Lindsay Dubbs with a U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative (C3E) Award in the education category this week at the Ninth Annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium.
December 1, 2020 Droughts disrupt electric power system operations by reducing the availability of hydropower and nuclear power — the latter is vulnerable to insufficient cooling water supply. One result of droughts, then, is an increased reliance on fossil fuel power plants, which emit pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.