Whenever a hurricane hits, the big story is how the storm has impacted people and towns with flooding and storm surges.
But the storms also leave behind a quieter and long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish.
In this week’s episode, we talk about how hurricanes impact water quality with Hans Paerl, the Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.
Originally published Sept. 6, 2017 on unc.edu's Spotlight. Photo by Jason D. Smith