The Science of Sustainability

UNC-TV is the most powerful telecommunications vehicle in the state, with a potential audience of over 13.6 million citizens of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and income levels in North Carolina and portions of Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Each year, UNC-TV produces more than 340 hours of award-winning original programs about North Carolina. With studios and administrative offices located in Research Triangle Park, UNC-TV operates 12 full-power television stations and 25 digital translators (most are located in the western counties), carrying a free broadcast signal to nearly every North Carolina home. In addition, UNC-TV is carried by every cable system in North Carolina and by satellite on both DirecTV and Dish Network.

All of the UNC-TV stations broadcast the same three program services, UNC-KD, UNC-EX, and in high definition, UNC-TV. In addition, there is a digital cable only service, UNC-MX. UNC-KD is a 24-hour service for children; UNC-EX is a service devoted to viewers who want to discover new ideas, new places, and new activities; UNC-TV is our public television service in high definition; and UNC-MX features a variety of programs drawn from the other channels as well as additional programs.

Guns and Roses

Guns and Roses

A tree, a bird, a military base and one of largest ecological restoration efforts in the United States.

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

Why washing your food is not always the best approach.

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Coal Ash Conundrum

Coal Ash Conundrum

What happens when 39,000 tons of coal ash spill into a river?

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Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Watch how scientists and farmers work together to grow strawberries in hostile climates.

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Foraging for a Better Beer

Foraging for a Better Beer

Watch as a Durham, NC brewery makes persimmon beer from foraging to fermentation.

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In Wood We Trust

In Wood We Trust

Does milling wood pellets in North Carolina and shipping them to Europe make sense?

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The System of Surface Water

The System of Surface Water

Explore the ribbons of rivers that crisscross the U.S. and deliver drinking water to more than 117 million people every day.

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Navigate a Watershed

Navigate a Watershed

Learn how the physical, chemical, and biological systems within watersheds work together to create a continuum of resilient interconnected ecosystems.

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Follow That Nutrient

Follow That Nutrient

Find out how watersheds spiral nutrients in and out of the river basin, feeding a vast food web in the process.

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A Watershed Moment

A Watershed Moment

Watch as a university rises to the challenge of caring for the water that cycles through campus.

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Bike To The Future

Bike To The Future

Meet the ELF — a solar and pedal powered vehicle bridging the gap between bicycles and cars. See the ELF in action in this new QUEST video.

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Cats, Chemicals, and Consumer Power

Cats, Chemicals, and Consumer Power

How daily exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals affects people and pets.

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“Elephants and Tigers” Beneath Our Feet: Q&A with Soil Scientist Diana Wall

“Elephants and Tigers” Beneath Our Feet: Q&A with Soil Scientist Diana Wall

Find out how biodiversity below ground influences life above ground.

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Birds, Blades, and the Brutal Business of Clean Energy

Birds, Blades, and the Brutal Business of Clean Energy

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? Author William H. Funk weighs in.

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Look What’s Killing Our Oldest Trees

Look What’s Killing Our Oldest Trees

The tale of an exotic pest that threatens the survival of the east’s old-growth forests.

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#Digital Landfill

#Digital Landfill

Can an Instagram trend create a litter-free world?

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Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Where CSI meets conservation: law enforcement officers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park battle ginseng bandits in an effort to protect this potent plant.

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Restoring Oyster Reefs

Restoring Oyster Reefs

In this video, scientists wade through marshes along North Carolina’s coast on a mission to restore oyster reefs, which are critical to the health of our marine ecosystems.

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Improving Golf’s Environmental Scorecard

Improving Golf’s Environmental Scorecard

How thinking outside the (tee) box can help the environment, save money, and improve your golf game.

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Biodiesel Power

Biodiesel Power

From the deep fryer to the fuel tank, how one North Carolina company is using cooking grease to power a community.

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