Warren County, NC: Birthplace of Environmental Justice
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Warren County, NC: Birthplace of Environmental Justice

Warren County, North Carolina, doesn’t seem the most likely place for the environmental justice movement to have started.  It’s a small, rural county northeast of Raleigh, and might have stayed just that if not for a decision to dump a toxic landfill in its midst in 1978.  The response of Warren County’s primarily black residents … Continue reading

Field Site Students CCCCz the Days
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Field Site Students CCCCz the Days

A positive outlook (and willingness to get dirty) is exactly the attitude you need to be a marine scientist! Larisa Bennett talks about research being conducted at UNC Institute of Marine Sciences this semester by UNC undergraduate students in her latest guest post. From freezing cold water to covered in mud, this field is not … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference
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Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference

This past week, I attended the State Energy Conference in Raleigh, NC. Not your typical scientific conference, but I would suggest looking for more of these types of events to all graduate students. Look for something that’s related to your field but is not catered solely to the academic community. It will really broaden your … Continue reading

You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind’s blowing
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You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind’s blowing

Even if you are interested in wind energy in North Carolina (this blogger), and even if you attempt to feign interest in local policy matters (again, this blogger), the news last week that our governor’s office has requested an extended buffer against offshore wind farms may have flown under your radar. The NC Department of … 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