Research News

Tomasz Hueckel examines a model of evolution of capillary water between the soil grains during evaporation, which is a critical element of studies of desiccation of isolation barriers

October 17, 2018

Safeguarding Storage for Nuclear Waste

New international research project aims to keep nuclear waste isolated, 10,000 years into the future

Mark Wiesner with mesocosms

August 28, 2018

All That Is Gold Is Not Biochemically Stable

Researchers stumble upon the lesson that typically stable gold nanoparticles can’t always be trusted

Nathaniel Chaney

August 23, 2018

Nathaniel Chaney: Harnessing Petabytes to Better Understand the Global Water Cycle

New faculty member Nathaniel Chaney studies how the geological and manmade features over land influence the global water cycle and as a result, impact weather, water resources and agriculture

wave crashing into lighthouse

May 23, 2018

Risky Business

Mark Borsuk brings expertise in assessing and mitigating risk to Duke Engineering and the university at large

Ana Barros with weather station

May 18, 2018

Predicting Weather with Big Data

Ana Barros talks about working with big data in environmental fields before the term even existed and how her work has evolved over the years

still from Kunshan video of students on bridge

April 19, 2018

Spring Break 2018: Environmental Research at Duke Kunshan University

Duke students spent their spring break in China experimenting with methods of measuring air and water quality

University of Georgia students lower their canoe into the water at Lake Crabtree in Raleigh, NC

April 11, 2018

Hope Floats

At the sandy edge of Raleigh’s Lake Crabtree, a pack of purple-clad Clemson students splashed through the chilly water toward their team’s canoe, cheering and clapping as they helped their exhausted-looking teammates come ashore. A few yards away, members of the University of Georgia team rolled up [...]

William Gerhard

March 20, 2018

What's in the Water?

Ph.D. student William Gerhard studies the organisms in large ships' ballast tanks

Aerial view of the Duke Marine Lab

March 05, 2018

New Program Opens Door for Durham-Based Faculty to Spend a Semester at the Marine Lab

New program supported by the Provost's Office aims to promote greater engagement between the two campuses

panel photo

December 18, 2017

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters

Policy, not technology, can reduce the impact of climate-change-intensified disasters

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