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Pope’s environmental encyclical arrives in Peru to mixed reviews

Pope’s environmental encyclical arrives in Peru to mixed reviews

“Peru is a country rocked by violent conflict between a government that has licensed over 4,600 new mines in recent years, and local farmers who are fiercely opposed to many of them. Some argue that the mines will bring trickle down prosperity to the poor, while others insist the mines enrich only the wealthy, destroying…

Catanoso reports on Pope’s encyclical from Latin America

Journalism program director, and CEES board member, Justin Catanoso is spending two weeks in Latin America on assignment from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to assess the potential impact of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on climate change in the Catholic leader’s home region. Justin Catanoso, left, with Enrique Ortiz of Lima, his guide and interpreter…

Climate change policy in NC

Climate change policy in NC

On talk shows and political fronts across the United States, the battle to be right about climate change — and possibly save Earth — is playing out. The panel discussion at Wake Forest on April 24 became a microcosm of that battle as the panelists disagreed about climate change policy in North Carolina. Duke Energy…

Celebration of the inaugural Masters in Sustainability class

Celebration of the inaugural Masters in Sustainability class

On May 7th, the inaugural class of Wake Forest Masters in Sustainability (MASus) graduate students and the program faculty celebrated their time together, and the tremendous amount of work it took to reach graduation, with an end-of-year reception. Two students were acknowledged as having particularly high impact on the program, their colleagues, and the broader…

CEES in Belize

CEES in Belize

The Lighthouse Reef Atoll off the coast of Belize, one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea, has become an educational destination during spring break for Wake Forest students and faculty studying climate change and sustainability. During Spring Break, two groups from campus crossed paths on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, which is…

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  • Pope’s environmental encyclical arrives in Peru to mixed reviews

    “Peru is a country rocked by violent conflict between a government that has licensed over 4,600 new mines in recent years, and local farmers who are fiercely opposed to many of them. Some argue that the mines will bring trickle down prosperity to the poor, while others insist the mines…

  • Catanoso reports on Pope’s encyclical from Latin America

    Journalism program director, and CEES board member, Justin Catanoso is spending two weeks in Latin America on assignment from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to assess the potential impact of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on climate change in the Catholic leader’s home region. Justin Catanoso, left, with Enrique Ortiz of…

  • Climate change policy in NC

    On talk shows and political fronts across the United States, the battle to be right about climate change — and possibly save Earth — is playing out. The panel discussion at Wake Forest on April 24 became a microcosm of that battle as the panelists disagreed about climate change policy…