In recent years North Carolina has seen powerful hurricanes cause significant damage, including loss of life and devastating economic impacts across the state. With trends pointing to an increased number of powerful storms, coastal communities and ecosystems will face more damage and longer-lasting flooding.
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The UNC Board of Governors announced today that it will partner with the N.C. Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill to award $6 million in COVID-19 funding to the UNC System’s six historically minority-serving institutions.
Starting in 2019, UNC has implemented the preliminary stages of a new NC Policy Collaboratory project to discover the connections and relationships between wildfires and landslides in the western North Carolina mountains.
An advisory panel established by the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at the mandate of the North Carolina General Assembly to develop strategies for assessing cancer incidence and mortality rates and patterns over time and geography, has released a report with its recommendations.
Gov. Roy Cooper signed a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package this week that will allocate $29 million to the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC for research into COVID-19 treatment and testing.
The N.C. Policy Collaboratory based at UNC-Chapel Hill will receive $29 million to study treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package approved by state legislators last week and signed by Governor Roy Cooper today.
A UNC Chemistry professor is using funding from the NC Policy Collaboratory to develop a ground-breaking resin that soaks up toxic PFAS chemicals.
Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) contaminate groundwater, surface water, and finished drinking water internationally. Research funded by the NC Policy Collaboratory resulted in a new platform approach for the development of ionic fluorogel resins that effectively remove a chemically diverse mixture of PFAS from water.
Following a three-year study of Jordan Lake commissioned by the North Carolina legislature, a team of university researchers has submitted a final report, which includes management recommendations. The report examines the current state of the lake, evaluates water quality strategies and identifies new funding and policy opportunities.
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