A marbled salamander sits atop her eggs at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri — the field work site of Appalachian State University biology professor Dr. Jon Davenport, who was awarded U.S. Geological Survey grant funding to research how climate change impacts Ozark salamander species. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jon Davenport

US Geological Survey funds App State research on climate change impacts to Ozark salamander species
Aug 27, 2020

From the hellbender to the eastern tiger, salamander species are under threat due to detrimental changes in climate — including increased temperatures and changing precipitation.

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A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson
Jun 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Working and living in Alaska for a decade allowed Appalachian State University alumnus Jonathan Pierson ’06 ’08 to see how energy efficiencies and initiatives can impact individuals and communities.

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Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app
Jun 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known and influential management consultants.

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The North Carolina map, left, and the Colorado map generated through Dr. Johnathan Sugg’s grant-funded GIS analysis show points of engagement (colleges/universities, outdoor retailers and guides, and climbing gyms) for nonprofit Protect Our Winters, which advocates for climate change policy. The maps also display metropolitan statistical area populations for each state, along with winning margins, votes and parties for the 2012, 2016 and 2018 presidential elections. Images courtesy of Johnathan Sugg

Grant-funded App State GIS analysis aids in advocating climate change policy
Mar 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — In this election cycle, the issue of climate change may factor into many voters’ choice of presidential candidate.

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A heavy snowfall blankets the campus of Appalachian State University — one of five universities selected nationally to conduct rural climate resiliency research as part of AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge. The Appalachian research team will suggest opportunities for improving access to services in rural communities. For example, expanded broadband is a critical component for overcoming obstacles created by weather cancellations. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awarded AT&T grant to examine climate change resiliency, community impact
Feb 24, 2020

 AT&T has selected Appalachian State University as one of five universities nationally to conduct research designed to help communities in the southeastern United States build resilience to climate change.

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Image from previous Climate Stories Showcase.

Climate Stories Collaborative: 2020 Showcase
Feb 24, 2020

2020 Climate Stories Showcase
April 3-14, 2020  | PSU Solarium + Looking Glass Gallery

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Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

Find Your Sustain Ability: Dr. Baker Perry
Jan 28, 2020

Host Dr. Lee F. Ball visits with climate scientist and Appalachian geography and planning professor Dr. Baker Perry.

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This aerial photo shows the rows of photovoltaic (PV) panels installed atop Appalachian’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State creates ‘roadmap to climate neutrality’
Jan 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s new Climate Action Plan will be released April 22, 2020 — the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Appalachian alumnus Jake Dorsett ’18, left, and his research mentor, Dr. Scott Marshall, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), view their three-dimensional model of faults and earthquake locations in California’s Imperial Valley. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian graduate’s research advances the understanding of earthquakes
Nov 20, 2019

While an undergraduate at Appalachian State University, Jake Dorsett ’18 conducted some earthshaking research that was recently published by the Bulletin of the

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