Monday, December 19, 2011

Carolina in the News

Check out the recent media mention of sustainability-related programs, practices, and people at UNC:

Does global warming alter tourist behavior?
The News and Observer, Raleigh
A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill seems to indicate that some human weather-related behavior also is being influenced by global warming. Researchers found peak attendance in U.S. national parks that have experienced climate change is happening earlier, compared to 30 years ago. According to the study, of the nine parks that experienced significant increases in mean spring temperatures since 1979, seven also saw shifts in the timing of peak attendance. Read more »

Homemade for the holidays
The News and Observer, Raleigh
Each holiday season, food lovers look forward to homemade treats from friends and relatives: a plate of sugar cookies, a rum-soaked fruit cake, a batch of granola. ...It's the effort that makes the recipients of gifts from the kitchen feel loved. "It's just really special to have a food gift," says Marcie Cohen Ferris, an assistant professor of American studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and a recipient of one of our cooks' gifts. Read more »

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