Hundreds of members from the Appalachian and local communities enjoy a sustainable meal of salad, baked potatoes and apple pie during the 2018 Community FEaST held on Appalachian’s Sanford Mall. The event is designed to bring people from all walks of life together to engage in conversations about the importance of a sustainable food system for all. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian’s Community FEaST 2018 serves dialogue around sustainable food as main course
Oct 22, 2018

Approximately 300 members of the Appalachian State University Community — including students, faculty, staff and administrators — and the local Boone community came together on Appalachian’s Sanford Mall for an evening of fellowship, food and conversation about the importance o

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The first stop on the field trip was inside the Highway 105 Quarry operated by Vulcan Materials Company.

200 Geologists visit the High Country for a Carolina Geological Society Field Trip
Oct 17, 2018

The Carolina Geological Society’s 79th annual meeting took place in the high country in October with 200 geologists in attendance.

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Photo of Dr. Todd Radenbaugh courtesy of the Trustees for Alaska.

Bristol Bay Alaska, Sockeye Salmon's Last Frontier
Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Todd Radenbaugh

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Rankin Science West, Room 158

This talk is free and open to the campus and community.

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Yellow birch leaves on Grandfather Mountain, photographed Sept. 23 — part of the 5–10 percent of local landscape Neufeld said was showing color that weekend. Photo by Howard Neufeld

'Fall Color Guy': Unprecedented warn weather is delaying fall leaf color
Oct 4, 2018

Biologist Dr. Howard Neufeld, Appalachian State University’s “Fall Color Guy,” says this year’s fall leaf color development is behind normal schedule due to warm weather, which is forecast to continue this week.

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What is a forest carbon offset? According to its website, The Climate Trust defines a forest carbon offset as “a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) — the emission of which is avoided or newly stored — that is purchased by greenhouse gas emitters to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.”

Appalachian Carbon Research Group awarded UNC System funding to develop accounting guidelines for forest carbon offset projects
Sep 18, 2018

Members of Appalachian State University’s Carbon Research Group (ACRG) will expand upon their multidisciplinary work through an inter-institutional collaboration with faculty of North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and UNC Asheville&rsq

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Community FEaST: Food Engagement and Storytelling

Community FEaST: Food Engagement and Storytelling
Sep 6, 2018

Community FEaST

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Sanford Mall

This event is free and the public is welcome.

(A rain date is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)

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Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)

2018 OFFSETS Workshop: Carbon Offset Possibilities for Small-Scale Forest Owners
Sep 5, 2018

The 2018 OFFSETS Workshop: Carbon Offset Possibilities for Small-Scale Forest Owners
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Plemmons Student Union, Price Lake Room (201A)

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Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair of Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon

Empowering Scientific Engagement for a Global Solution and a Sustainable Future
Aug 30, 2018

Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair of Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon will be the 2018 Morgan Science Lecture Series speaker hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian...

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The Engare Sero footprint site in Northern Tanzania, Africa. Photo by Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce

Disappearing footprints in Tanzania
Aug 27, 2018

Appalachian researchers use photogrammetry to quantify erosion at ancient footprint site

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