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CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector, and the ability for synthetic…

Read more June 23, 2017
People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

by Justin Catanoso Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican’s plea to save the earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change. Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on global environmental protection during the president’s visit…

Read more June 13, 2017
Sustainability across the Curriculum

Sustainability across the Curriculum

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives…

Read more June 9, 2017
 Debate Tournament Trains Leaders

 Debate Tournament Trains Leaders

CEES affiliate leads students in environmental debate “Many people say they have a professional calling. Mine is debate.” Justin Green, assistant professor in the Department of Communications and Wake Debate coach, has been engaged in public debate for 28 years; for the past three years, Green has provided local high school and college students the…

Read more June 9, 2017
U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord Could Take up to 4 Years

U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord Could Take up to 4 Years

On June 1, President Trump announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement— a historic, global accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in global temperatures. While the President told the world that “we’re getting out” of the international agreement, several experts have been quick to note that…

Read more June 2, 2017
Sustainability Graduate Students Celebrated at Student Showcase

Sustainability Graduate Students Celebrated at Student Showcase

Graduates in this year’s Sustainability Graduate cohort have crafted real-world sustainability solutions for local and global clients, engaged with leading officials in private and governmental agencies, discussed policy at the national level in Washington, D.C., explored the frontline of climate change challenges on the Outer Banks, and on May 6, celebrated their journey. To honor…

Read more May 22, 2017
Spring 2017 CEES Mini Grants Awarded

Spring 2017 CEES Mini Grants Awarded

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability has awarded four mini grants to recipients dedicated to continuing research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest University and globally. Chaired by Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of statistics, the CEES Research Committee selected the recipients based on the proposed project’s merit, and its dedication to the mission of…

Read more May 10, 2017
Trump Failure to Lead on Climate Doesn’t Faze UN Policymakers in Bonn

Trump Failure to Lead on Climate Doesn’t Faze UN Policymakers in Bonn

by Justin Catanoso As Trump ponders withdrawal from Paris Agreement, U.S. creates climate leadership vacuum likely to be filled by China; other nations remain utterly committed to Paris, say UN negotiators meeting in Bonn this week. Policymakers from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Bonn this week for climate change talks aimed at fulfilling the…

Read more May 8, 2017
Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

Wake Forest MFA student documentary to screen at Cannes

by Kim McGrath  |  mcgratka@wfu.edu “My Garden, No Longer,” a short documentary by Wake Forest graduate student Scott E. Schimmel, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. The competition showcases the works of the next generation of filmmakers. Films are seen by Cannes…

Read more April 23, 2017
CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

CEES Student Research Opportunity: White-tailed Deer Densities at Pilot Mountain

Work to evaluate survey methods in estimating white-tailed deer densities and their effects on vegetative communities at Pilot Mountain State Park, NC.  Project Description: Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina. Located off highway US 52, it covers 3,735 acres (15.12 km2) and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683…

Read more April 7, 2017