Morehead City

Mucking in the Marshes

Josh Himmelstein is getting knee-deep in marshes to understand the effects of sea-level rise.

Trapped on the Surface

In the past decade, the Cape Fear River has become more susceptible to algal blooms — a potential public health concern for more than 1.5 million people relying on the river as a drinking water source. UNC researcher Nathan Hall thinks droughts and slow flows are the culprit, and aims to predict when future blooms will occur.