Sustainability

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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Dr. Howard Neufeld, professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University. He is co-author of a study on ozone pollution trends that was published June 28 in the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene as part of the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR) project. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian’s Dr. Howard Neufeld contributes to global research on plant-damaging ozone pollution
Jul 20, 2018

A study published June 28 in the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene that examines global ozone pollution trends has worldwide implications for plants and key crops.

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Four honeybee hives in the local Boone community are equipped with the Beemon system created by students and faculty members in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University. The hive pictured third from left is currently empty; its location between two active hives allows for it to be used to measure the level of background noise. Photo submitted

‘Bee’ part of Appalachian’s honeybee monitoring system research
Jul 18, 2018

Over the past five years, a team of students and faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University has been abuzz, working to create a honeybee monitoring system called&n

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ROSE, the solar vehicle team's new Cruiser Class solar car. ROSE — which stands for Racing on Solar Energy — was unveiled at the Holmes Convocation Center on Appalachian State University's campus at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22. ROSE will compete in major solar car races in July, but the vehicle was designed for comfort, practicality and real-world transportation solutions. About 150 people attended the unveiling. Photo by Chase Reynold

Racing on Solar Energy — ROSE's racing team
Jun 27, 2018

Team Sunergy’s 2018 crew taking Appalachian State University’s Cruiser Class solar car ROSE (Racing on Solar Energy) to two international competitions this summer includes 15 team members, four faculty advisors and a university photographer.

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Appalachian alumna Cala Castleberry ’17 stops for a photo while serving as an archaeological technician and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) intern in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Castleberry helped with wildfire mitigation efforts in burned areas of the park. Photo courtesy of Cala Castleberry

From mitigating wildfires to re-creating a battlefield
Jun 14, 2018

Anthropology majors Cala Castleberry ’17, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Hayley Wynn ’17, of Huntersville, aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty helping protect and preserve National Park Service (NPS) sites in the Southeast.

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Dr. Anton Seimon, research assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, performs fieldwork. He is co-author of the article “Climate change, population, and poverty: vulnerability and exposure to heat stress in countries bordering the Great Lakes of Africa,” which recently appeared in the the journal Climatic Change. Photo submitted

Dangerous heat conditions to impact East African populations by late 21st century, according to new study co-authored by Appalachian professor
May 29, 2018

A new study co-authored by Dr. Anton Seimon, a climate scientist in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, shows residents of East African nations face daunting levels of heat stress by late 21st century as human-caused climate change intensifies.

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ORAU awards funding for Appalachian Carbon Research Group workshop

ORAU awards funding for Appalachian Carbon Research Group workshop
May 8, 2018

The Appalachian Carbon Research Group (ACRG) — an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff and students at Appalachian State University studying carbon dioxide emissions, carbon accounting and carbon offset possibilities —will host their second OFFSET (Offsets for Future Forest Stew

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