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Getting in line for the new Tesla 3

On March 31, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Model 3, an electric sedan that is much more […]

The Future Of Geology: A Geologist’s Take On School, Careers, And The Environment

As I write this the DOW has plummeted 1000 points and WTI is at a pre 2009 low of $38.00 per barrel.

Sizzling Bamboo Shoots and Footprints: Tracking the Giant Panda…

Guest bloggers Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai are visiting research scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment and at the JMP division of the SAS Institute in Cary, NC. They founded WildTrack ( in response to interest in the research community for cost-effective, non-invasive and sustainable methods of wildlife monitoring.

Together now: Good governance and better business discussed at the World Ocean Summit

Leaders in business, government, academia and nonprofit convened in San Francisco at the Economist’s World Ocean Summit last week to address the role of ocean health in a thriving global economy. Sarah Hoyt was fortunate to attend, representing Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Fuqua School of Business.

Tagging right whales

Given our unusually long window of nice weather, we decided to try our luck offshore with the plan to attach an overnight tag. On the way, we happened upon a mom/calf pair that we have seen before this year: #2040 (Naevus) and her calf.

In the Classroom with E.O. Wilson: A Student Perspective

In the Classroom with E.O. Wilson: A Student Perspective

This year the Nicholas School was lucky enough to make an alliance with the esteemed Edward O. Wilson. Furthermore, 8 masters students and 8 PhD and DEL students from the Nicholas School were lucky enough to be a part of his pilot 1-credit course, ‘Humans and Biodiversity’, which he will be teaching for 2 weeks every year starting with us!

Tagging North Atlantic Right Whales off the Southeast US

We are working off northeast Florida, ever been to Fernandina Beach, FL? It’s about as far north in FL you […]

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