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Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from the sun, research has shown that some compounds found in…

Sustainability and Change: A Perspective from Cycling

Sustainability and Change: A Perspective from Cycling

by Stan Meiburg, Director of Sustainability Graduate Studies, Wake Forest University, June 20, 2018 Last week, Julie and I participated with 300 other rides, ranging in age from 11 to 79, on a bicycle trip sponsored by the Rails to Trails Conservancy on the Delaware and Lehigh Trails system in Eastern Pennsylvania.  It was an…

Drone Imagery Aids in Feral Hog Management

Drone Imagery Aids in Feral Hog Management

Feral hogs are an invasive species expanding their territory in the Central Piedmont and across the United States. So what’s the big problem? On top of being an invasive species, feral hogs significantly impact both plant communities and wildlife habitat because they root through the ground’s surface in search of food. As a result, these…

UN forest accounting loophole allows CO2 underreporting by EU, UK, US

UN forest accounting loophole allows CO2 underreporting by EU, UK, US

by Justin Catanoso Emissions accounting helps determine whether or not nations are on target to achieve their voluntary Paris Agreement reduction goals. Ideally, the global community’s CO2 pledges, adjusted downward over time, would, taken together, help keep the world from heating up by 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100 from a 1900 baseline.…

CEES Funding Opportunities Available for Spring 2018

CEES Funding Opportunities Available for Spring 2018

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability provides funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and working groups related to energy, environment and sustainability as broadly defined. CEES mini grants seek to provide new opportunities for research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest. Though the center was formed with core groups in Renewable Energy Research, Biodiversity and…

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Through grant funding, the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) supports Wake Forest faculty and students pursuing research in energy and environment. In turn, CEES welcomes the support of friends who would like to make an immediate and tangible impact by contributing to CEES. For more information, contact Kim Couch at couchkm@wfu.edu.

  • Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

    Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from the sun, research has shown…

  • Sustainability and Change: A Perspective from Cycling

    by Stan Meiburg, Director of Sustainability Graduate Studies, Wake Forest University, June 20, 2018 Last week, Julie and I participated with 300 other rides, ranging in age from 11 to 79, on a bicycle trip sponsored by the Rails to Trails Conservancy on the Delaware and Lehigh Trails system in…

  • Drone Imagery Aids in Feral Hog Management

    Feral hogs are an invasive species expanding their territory in the Central Piedmont and across the United States. So what’s the big problem? On top of being an invasive species, feral hogs significantly impact both plant communities and wildlife habitat because they root through the ground’s surface in search of…