Research Area: Sustainability & the Environment

UNH Updates Refrigerant Management Program

Representatives from the UNH Durham, Manchester and Concord campuses have completed a comprehensive review of the UNH Refrigerant Management Program (RMP). The purpose of the RMP is to:

• Maximize the recycling of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and minimize the release of ODS to the ambient air from the servicing, repairing, maintaining, and disposing of refrigeration appliances on its Durham, Manchester, and Concord campuses;

UNH Research Digest ‒ February 2015

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of February’s stories below. Find the rest of the February Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site:


After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated.

NIOSH Highlights Climate Change's Impact on Workers

A number of worker populations, both indoors and outdoors, may be particularly vulnerable to threats from climate change. Some of these workers may include: emergency responders, health care workers, fire fighters, utility workers, farmers, and transportation workers. Climate change can amplify existing health and safety issues and new unanticipated hazards may emerge.

OSHA seeks dialogue on PELs, chemical exposures

Washington – OSHA would like to hear from stakeholders about how to prevent work-related illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances.

In a YouTube video posted Oct. 9, OSHA administrator David Michaels announced the launch of a national dialogue.

The first step in OSHA’s efforts will be to publish a Request for Information in the Federal Register seeking input on chemical management and permissible exposure limits.

Research Profiles

Personal glimpses of outstanding UNH researchers and scholars

Agriculture & Biosciences

Rick Cote                                A Look Inside the Eye

Seeking Trial Participants for New System to Treat Drinking Water Disinfectant By-Products

Disinfecting drinking water is an absolute must, but what can be done about the harmful trihalomethanes (THMs) by-products?

UNH One of Seven New England Colleges and Universities Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts

Seven College and Universities were recently honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Awards.

Earth Systems Research Center

Brings together ecologists, environmental chemists, Earth system modelers, and remote sensing scientists to study natural and human-induced changes in the Earth's water, carbon, and nitrogen metabolism with research and educational programs that cross the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines to foster interdisciplinary understanding of environmental change


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