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Scientists study mercury poisoning in Peruvian forest on pope’s itinerary

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:40:01 +0000

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

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Hidden Inca treasure: Remarkable new tree discovered in the Andes

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:48:16 +0000

Hidden in plain sight – that’s how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes. Researchers from the Smithsonian and Wake Forest University detailed their findings in a study just released the journal PhytoKeys.

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Former EPA official: Harvey polluted floodwaters pose challenges

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:27:04 +0000

Stan Meiburg, a former acting deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who is now Wake Forest University’s director of graduate programs in sustainability, can discuss environmental challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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WFU names former EPA official to lead graduate programs in sustainability

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:56:54 +0000

Wake Forest University has appointed alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Stan Meiburg (’75) as director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency.

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Rolling Stones keyboardist turned conservationist Chuck Leavell to visit

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:40:44 +0000

Rolling Stones’ long-time keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who is also a leading tree conservationist, will visit Wake Forest Nov. 10 and 11 for a two-day celebration of environmental stewardship and land conservation.

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Serengeti selfies highlight research to local classroom

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:41:53 +0000

Wake Forest University biologist Michael Anderson, who studies the ecology and conservation of African grassland and savannas ecosystems, will be bringing his work to life via Skype for fifth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School on May 12 and 13.

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Mighty Mealworms: Solution for food insecurity and pollution

Wed, 11 May 2016 18:59:30 +0000

Biology students at Wake Forest University are using mealworms to solve two global problems – food sustainability and plastic pollution.

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Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:00:01 +0000

CINCIA came to fruition through Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), which embodies a multitude of disciplines working together to effect positive change and sustainability.

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Professors attend Paris climate talks

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:03:28 +0000

Wake Forest University Professors John Knox and Justin Catanoso are attending the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris, as representatives from more than 190 countries seek to work out a new international agreement on climate change.

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Media Advisory: WFU Event Highlights International Climate Talks

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:14:21 +0000

The local community is invited to attend “Roadmap to Paris: Your Guide to the International Climate Talks” on Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium, located in Farrell Hall. Wake Forest faculty experts Miles Silman, biology professor, law professor John Knox, and Justin Catanoso provide a guided tour of the likely trajectory […]

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