Earth Week 2014
Clean Tech Summit
Alexandra Cousteau

Mission Statement

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

IE seeks solutions to critical environmental issues - including those related to water resources, public health, energy, climate change, air quality, land-use change, and biodiversity - to enable sustainable human communities and their coexistence with natural systems.


UNC Marine Science Guest Seminar: Christopher Scholin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
April 23 3:00 PM

CEE Seminar Series: Peter Kareiva
April 24 4:00 PM

UNC Marine Science Student Thesis Defense: Adrienne Hoarfrost
April 28 12:00 PM

Spring 2014 Envrionmental Capstone Presentations
April 28 1:00 PM

UNC Marine Science Guest Seminar: Nathan Hall, IMS
April 30 3:00 PM

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New RENCI project looks to improve coastal evacuation plans (April 21, 2014)

The Power of Plastic- What may make solar energy more affordable? (Endeavors) (April 21, 2014)

Ever Greener: In the shade of the longleaf pine, some N.C. plants find relief from global warming (Endeavors) (April 21, 2014)

Cousteau: Good people can work together for environment (April 21, 2014)

Understanding climate change impacts on wildfires (April 21, 2014)

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Key Environmental Issues

Coal Ash
Climate Change
Green Infrastructure
Jordan Lake Rules


Popular Documents & Links

IE Strategic Plan

Brochure for undergraduates interested in the environment

Info about IE Field Sites

Undergraduate Capstone reports

Research Spotlight

Uma Shankar

Did you know that late March and early April mark the height of the spring forest fire season in North Carolina?

IE's Uma Shankar is working with the U.S. Forest Service to study the impacts of climate change on forest fires. Read more about her work