July 14, 2020 Drs. Barbara Turpin, Glenn Morrison and Jason Surratt from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering have joined more than two hundred scientists in signing an open letter to the World Health Organization expressing concern about the potential airborne spread of COVID-19.
Governments need rigorous and consistent standards to address environmental health for people who are displaced
March 6, 2020 Forcibly displaced people face a number of environmental health challenges that can vastly differ depending on the response by the countries that host them. New research from the Gillings School calls for a consistent and thorough set of standards that can address these challenges holistically.
February 20, 2020 “The limitation with [the] traditional approach is that there are many possible control actions and technologies affecting emissions from many different sources, and it is impractical to sort through all the choices,” says Dr. Jason West. “Using a simpler model, we turned that approach around to essentially ask which emission reductions are most cost-effective for improving public health.”
December 19, 2019 New research from Dr. William Vizuete indicates that the emissions from cannabis cultivation factories for recreational and medicinal use could strongly impact the regional air quality in Denver, Colorado.
December 17, 2019 The U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE program has awarded Dr. Cass Miller and his team time at an Oak Ridge Laboratory supercomputer as part of their research into multiphase porous medium systems.
December 11, 2019 Pacific Island countries lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services. The Water Institute collaborated with UNICEF Pacific to investigate the problem.
December 10, 2019 Ten academics from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were recently named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.
October 31, 2019 New research conducted by researchers at the UNC Gillings School suggests that manipulating gut microbiota – microorganisms that live in the digestive tract – can mitigate the effects of arsenic exposure, a known cause of heart disease.
North Carolina tropical cyclone-driven coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
July 26, 2019 Six of the seven highest precipitation events in coastal North Carolina since 1898 have occurred within the last 20 years.
June 24, 2019 Pore-scale models are predictive mathematical models that help scientists simulate how multiphase flow processes will play out, increasing understanding of natural events and enhancing the effectiveness of industrial applications.