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07/31/17 by Guest Writer

Students Get Close to Nature during Catawba College’s National Environmental Summit

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story by Andie Foley appeared in the July 17, 2017, issue of the Salisbury Post. 

In a first-floor lab at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, a group of nearly 30 teens has just trudged in from the nature preserve. They’ve worked in small groups to design devices for catching and inventorying wetland animals.

 

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07/17/17 by Juanita Teschner

Redesigning Our Future, Designing Your Future

The keynote speaker at Catawba College’s National Environmental Summit took a slight turn from the event’s theme: Redesigning Our Future.

Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, told the high school students Tuesday night to spend time being deliberate and thinking about a vision for their future. “Redesigning ourfuture is what we need to do collectively,” she said, “but how can you design your own future?”

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07/17/17 by Juanita Teschner

Three National Organizations Join Center for Environment at Catawba College National Environmental Summit

Three national organizations have joined the Center for the Environment and Catawba College professors this week on the Catawba campus for the 7th annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students.

Professionals from Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of Colorado, Environmental Working Group of Washington, D.C., and Yellowstone Forever of Yellowstone National Park are offering instruction and guidance to students who are learning what it takes to become effective environmental leaders. 

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05/08/17 by Staff Writer

The Art and Science behind Yellowstone’s Conservation History

By Hannah Davis

When most people think about Yellowstone National Park, they probably think about its 10,000 geysers - more than anywhere in the entire world - or they may think about its expansive plains full of bears, wolves, elk and the endangered bison. However, for Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever, “Yellowstone is a reflection of our idea of conservation management.”

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03/08/17 by Guest Writer

Julian Keniry’s ‘Wild Side of Education’

By Hannah Davis

Growing up in the busy city of Los Angeles, Julian Keniry remembers that fateful day in elementary school when she and her classmates were sent home because of poor air quality. She recalls it as one of the turning points in her life when it came to her ambition to work toward a sustainable future.

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03/08/17 by Guest Writer

The Plight of the American Chestnut

By Hannah Davis

Catawba College students in Dr. Jay Bolin’s resource ecology and management class took a field trip recently to Frog Hollow Orchard, just outside of Salisbury, to learn about the conservation efforts of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) on the plight of the American Chestnut tree.

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02/15/17 by Guest Writer

Student Spotlight: Macayla Upright and her Love of Camp

By Hannah Davis

As a Rowan County native, Macayla Upright was no stranger to Catawba College when it came time for her to decide where to go after high school. In fact, she can even recall sitting in the back seat as her mom drove through the college campus from a very young age.

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11/28/16 by Guest Writer

John Daniels Talks of Coal Ash Uses

By Hannah Davis

When most people think about coal ash, they probably have a negative aspect associated with it, such as rivers running with black sludge, or the potential for ground water contamination. But when Dr. John Daniels, chair of the Duke Energy National Ash Management Advisory Board, hears the word coal ash, he thinks of opportunity. 

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11/10/16 by Guest Writer

Erin Brockovich Charges Audience to be Inspirers of Change

By Hannah Davis

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium November 7 to hear famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich. The Center for the Environment orchestrated the event, which garnered a larger audience than any other event the Center has hosted. 

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11/02/16 by Guest Writer

Erhlich & Myers: Pollution & Overpopulation Causing Sixth Extinction Episode

By Hannah Davis

“We’re exterminating species at about 1,000 times the rate” that we used to, Dr. Pete Myers said on October 20 at the Center for the Environment.

Myers and Dr. Paul Ehrlich spoke to a crowd of around 200 people about how pollution and overpopulation are causing what they are coining as the “6th extinction episode” and the “second mass extinction event.”

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