Mercury on the Rise

November 12, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Sea Level Rise May Lead to Toxic Mercury in Coastal Freshwater Wetlands By Maya Hoon As sea levels continue to rise with each passing year, researchers focus their attention on how coastal wetlands may be...

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WRRI, NC Sea Grant Request Proposals for Community Collaborations

November 8, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katie Mosher The Water Resources Research Institute is accepting proposals now through Jan. 20, 2020 for the Community Collaborative Research Grant program (CCRG). Funding is open for projects across the state. The program has resulted...

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Austin Gray takes measurements of checmicals in a stream for his Ph.D. research. NC WRRI supported Gray's research through a joint grant with North Carolina Sea Grant.

NC Research Explores Implications of Antibiotic Pollution

September 19, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Austin Gray (above) received a joint North Carolina Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute Graduate Student Research Fellowship to study antibiotic pollution, as well as a subsequent North Carolina Sea Grant minigrant for related...

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Dr. Mike Burchell in the field

Wetland Chemical Composition Changes Hourly

September 12, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause Nitrate levels in wetlands fluctuate throughout the day, according to a new study from WRRI-supported researchers at NC State University. The findings have implications for how to measure and account for nitrate,...

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Michael O'Driscoll on a pier

WRRI-Funded Researcher Hunts Contamination Through Seeps

August 19, 2019 | Lee Cannon

As North Carolina’s population grows and communities expand, questions of how to provide clean water and to carry off wastewater continuously challenge town and city planners. Septic systems are a common solution for builders constructing...

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Algal Blooms Information Session Aug. 24 in Edenton

August 6, 2019 | Katie Mosher

Scientists and community leaders will come together on Aug. 24 to discuss harmful algal blooms in northeastern North Carolina. State officials have issued multiple warnings this summer for residents and visitors to avoid contact with...

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WRRI’s Nicole McIntosh and Others Honored by NC State Office of Research and Innovation

May 20, 2019 | Lee Cannon

From left to right: Vice Chancellor Mladen Vouk; Laura Kroeger (ORI); Jobi Cook (Associate Director, NC Space Grant); Sasha Campbell (Digital Communications Manager, Office of Research Commercialization); Derek Gatlin (Grant Proposal Developer, PDU); Nicole McIntosh...

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Scientists and Community Partners Collaborate on New Projects

May 9, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Danielle Costantini Five new projects have received funding from the North Carolina Community Collaborative Research Grant Program. Topics include research related to water quality treatment in wetlands, algal blooms and cyanobacteria, and community resilience...

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Fellow Mulhern testing water samples

New WRRI and NC Sea Grant Graduate Fellows Focus on Diversity

April 30, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause Six graduate students across North Carolina will soon begin new coastal and water resource research projects. Four of those projects will be funded jointly through fellowships with the Water Resources Research Institute...

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Record Crowd for 2019 NC WRRI Conference

April 12, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause and Summer Walls   Nearly 400 attendees gathered March 21-22 to explore research, network with professionals and engage in timely discussions about one of the world’s most valuable resources — all at...

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