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Film Friday: Voith Hydro Tidal Turbine

A really informative imagination of what developing a tidal energy farm would look like. The concept in this video is actually a little revolutionary when compared with their cousins, wind turbines. These tidal turbines are capable of harvesting the energy from tidal currents in both directions as they ebb and flood, in a fairly linear … Continue reading

Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step
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Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the new Clean Power Plan put forth by the EPA (through the direction of President Obama) on Monday. If not, you should check out the press release and do some digging of your own. As with all issues discussed in my posts, I encourage you, the reader, to … Continue reading

Should we let local politicking shape the conversation about offshore energy development?
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Should we let local politicking shape the conversation about offshore energy development?

One of the most effective arguments against offshore energy developments (of many types – not just offshore wind) is the negative impact to the local viewshed. In North Carolina in particular, the Outer Banks are dominated by land designated as ‘National Seashore,’ and therefore under much greater effective protection from any sort of development than … Continue reading

Film Friday: “Behind the Scenes” of your local weather report
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Film Friday: “Behind the Scenes” of your local weather report

Here’s some raw footage of one of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) buoy deployments last week. This buoy (and one other just to its north) is managed by UNC Chapel Hill’s marine science department. That’s us! NOAA and the National Weather Service (NWS) are government agencies that monitor and research weather, climatological, and environmental … Continue reading

Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today: How a simple snail intersects neuroscience and marine biology in exciting ways (Part II)
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Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today: How a simple snail intersects neuroscience and marine biology in exciting ways (Part II)

Part II of III in a series of guest posts by TAMUCC grad student Kevin Wolfe! How a marine snail became a cornerstone in learning and memory research I cannot emphasize enough how important Aplysia has been for the fields of learning and memory. Though the structure and function of the neuron itself was obtained … Continue reading