By Steven Yang, Master of Environmental Management candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment (CEC/RTC Student Assistant) It has been more than a month since Hurricane Florence arrived in the Carolinas, resulting in flooding, wind damage, and various environmental hazards, only to be followed by more rain and wind from Hurricane […]

After the Storm: New Hurricane Response Resources & Mapping Tool

Last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2998 (AB 2998) into law, the latest in a series of California laws mandating flammability standards for residential upholstered furniture. In order to fully grasp the significance of this environmental health regulatory milestone, let’s first review the series of preceding laws […]

California AB 2998 – what it means for you & ...

This picture of earth taken by the Apollo 10 astronauts from their voyage to the moon nearly fifty years ago brings home how close together we all live. This beautiful orb of blue, white, green and brown spins amidst the stark blackness of space. Our environment that supports all life […]

Environmental Health and Civic Responsibility

The Duke Superfund Research Center had a strong presence at the SRP Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in December 2017. Many investigators and trainees were in attendance, as well as administrative staff and some notable alumni from the program. Two trainees presented their research in general sessions, while trainees, investigators, […]

Research for Innovation: 30th Superfund Annual Meeting – Philadelphia

Dr. Heather Stapleton, Duke Superfund Research Center Co-Director and PI of Project 2, recently testified in front of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at a hearing for a petition to ban organohalogen flame retardants in consumer products under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act. Dr. Stapleton’s research focuses on […]

Heather Stapleton, PhD Testifies on Flame Retardants for CPSC Petition ...

Lindsay Holsen is our CEC/RTC summer intern, visiting us from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. In addition to community engagement and research translation work, Lindsay is helping doctoral trainee Tess Leuthner with a fascinating research project on soil nematodes and contaminated soil.  Research is like baking.  You get your recipes […]

Week 2: Into the Lab!

The Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores are thrilled to welcome our summer intern, Lindsay Holsen. Lindsay is a student at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and is a biochemistry major with a minor in Spanish. She is also on the tennis team at Lawrence and plays oboe for the […]

Introducing CEC/RTC Intern Lindsay Holsen