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$5M gift from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation advances environment and sustainability efforts

Wake Forest News|2023-09-25T09:26:27-04:00September 25, 2023|

Wake Forest’s Center for the Environment, Energy and Sustainability (CEES) will become the Andrew Sabin Family Center for Environment and Sustainability. The $5 million gift will support research, education and outreach through [...]

Mining Boom Endangers Rivers Around the World: WFU Researchers Collaborate on Groundbreaking Study

CEES Staff|2023-09-23T16:18:06-04:00August 24, 2023|

Gold and mineral mining in and near rivers across the tropics is degrading waterways in 49 countries, according to a new study by a team of researchers including Wake Forest [...]

Award-winning regenerative farming film by WFU MFA student to be screened at the Wake Washington Center

CEES Staff|2022-10-20T08:52:37-04:00October 20, 2022|

At 6:30 pm on November 1st, 2022 at the Wake Washington Center in Washington, DC, there will be a screening of Wake Forest filmmaker Brandon Gaesser’s (MFA ‘21) award-winning film [...]

WFU biologists Miles Silman and Luis Fernandez featured on NBC for CINCIA’s work in Peru

CEES Staff|2022-10-03T11:29:00-04:00October 3, 2022|

Jason Houston/CINCIA Wake Forest and CEES-affiliated biologists Miles Silman and Luis Fernandez were recently featured on NBC Nightly News and NBC's Today Show to highlight work by the [...]

Wake Forest researchers identify cognitive impacts of mercury exposure on Peru’s Matsigenka people

CEES Staff|2022-09-21T12:41:28-04:00September 21, 2022|

  Jason Houston/CINCIA Indigenous peoples globally are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution. The Matsigenka people of the Peruvian Amazon are one such Indigenous group. Fewer than 1000 Matsigenka [...]

Wake Forest’s Engineering program, a sustainability powerhouse, earns milestone accreditation

CEES Staff|2022-09-15T10:19:36-04:00September 14, 2022|

Photo: WFU Old Gold and Black Wake Forest’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is unique among its peers, as the only such program in an undergraduate-only department [...]

CEES researchers share results of NASA-funded research with key scientific collaborators in Madre de Dios, Peru

CEES Staff|2022-08-23T16:46:22-04:00August 23, 2022|

Photo: Jason Houston For over a decade, CEES-affiliated researchers have had a strong presence in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, an extremely biodiverse tropical forest landscape in the [...]

Wake Forest welcomes new Environment and Sustainability Studies Program Director, Julie Velásquez Runk

CEES Staff|2022-08-16T09:31:29-04:00August 16, 2022|

This month the Wake Forest undergraduate Environment and Sustainability Studies Program reached an important milestone in welcoming new Program Director Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk. She comes to Wake Forest from [...]

Understanding what the Inflation Reduction Act means for U.S. climate policy

CEES Staff|2022-08-01T14:54:34-04:00August 1, 2022|

Last week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced an agreement on the Inflation Reduction Act. Despite its unassuming title, the bill includes substantial [...]

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