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04/25/13 by Juanita Teschner

Cleaning up the Mississippi River One Refrigerator, One Sink, One Tire at a Time

Seven million pounds of garbage – 961 refrigerators, 143 sinks, 67,000 tires, 3,700 55-gallon barrels, 63 messages in bottles and much, much more. That’s how much trash Chad Pregracke and his organization have dredged up from the Mississippi and 16 other major rivers over the past 15 years.

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04/25/13 by Juanita Teschner

Q&A Pete Myers

Dr. Pete Myers: ‘Science on Endocrine Disruption Offers Opportunity to Improve Public Health’

Dr. Pete Myers, a noted scientist involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health, spoke April 9 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus in Salisbury. The founder, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, he co-authored Our Stolen Future, a book about how contamination threatens fetal development.  Juanita Teschner, the Center’s director of communications, talked with Myers after his visit to the Center. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.

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04/15/13 by Rebecca Rider

Center for Environment Speaker: ‘Human Interference Can Cause Hybridization’

Wildlife ecologist Amanda Chunco told an audience April 13 that human interference can cause hybridization, which is mating and producing offspring between two separate species.  Her talk, Hybridization in Amphibians as a Conservation Issue, dealt with the complexities of species hybrids and their potential impacts on original populations.

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04/15/13 by Rebecca Rider

Salamanders, Snakes, Turtles and Frogs – A Day Out with the Center for the Environment

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College gave kids a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians April 13. The event, which was open to the community, offered salamander hunts, a look at turtles down by the lake, and live snakes, frogs and toads.

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04/15/13 by Rebecca Rider

Center for Environment Speaker: ‘Common Chemicals Impact Human Health’

Nearly 140 people learned about the harmful effects of common chemicals on the public health April 9 when research scientist Dr. John Peterson Myers spoke at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

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03/25/13 by Guest Writer

Center for Environment, Bread Riot Host Film & Discussion on Local Food Sources

By Rebecca Rider

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College collaborated March 21 with Bread Riot to host a screening of the film “GROW!” at the Center building on campus. Bread Riot also provided locally grown foods for a tasting before the film.

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02/15/13 by Juanita Teschner

Participants in Center for Environment’s Faith Workshop Learn about Environmental Stewardship

Nearly 50 individuals learned about everything from harnessing the sun’s energy to engaging young people in eco-friendly efforts February 7 at the Center for the Environment’s Faith, Spirituality and Environmental Stewardship Workshop. Participants drove as much as two hours to the Catawba College campus to gather information they could take back to their faith communities.

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02/11/13 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba Students Help Preserve Long-leaf Pine Forest

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story by the Catawba College News Service appeared in the February 8, 2012, issue of the Salisbury Post

Catawba College environmental science and sustainable business students greeted the cold and clear first day of February by assisting the N.C. Zoological Park in management of a significant tract of longleaf pine in the Uwharrie region of northern Montgomery County.

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02/10/13 by Juanita Teschner

Center for Environment at Catawba Releases Video on National Environmental Summit

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College recently posted an 8 ½ -minute video on its website about the 2012 National Environmental Summit, which brought high school students from across the country to the Catawba campus to learn how they could use their talents to effect positive change in the world.

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02/10/13 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Offers New Service-Oriented Environmental Scholarship Program

Catawba College will launch a new Environmental Stewards and Scholars Scholarship Program this fall through the college’s Center for the Environment.

These scholarships are being offered in addition to the academic scholarships the college currently offers to students majoring in one of the four environmental degree programs: Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or Sustainable Business and Community Development.

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