Research results from a paper co-authored by Appalachian professor Dr. Ellen Cowan and published in the journal Nature Communications show that “increased glacial melting and sediment delivery may delay catastrophic retreat of large marine glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica in a warming world.”
In the latest North Carolina Climate Science Report, N.C. scientists, including Appalachian State University professor Dr. Baker Perry, report greenhouse gases promise a warmer, wetter and more humid climate for the state.
In this episode, Dr. Timothy Silver of Appalachian State University’s Department of History talks about his newly released book co-authored with App State colleague Judkin Browning titled "The Environmental History of the Civil War.” Silver discuss the impacts of health, medicine, weather and other environmental issues during the Civil War with host Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University.
Dr. Johnathan Sugg, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, along with geography students Tatiana Magee and Will Hutchinson ’16 ’19, has completed a GIS analysis that supports the climate advocacy efforts of nonprofit Protect Our Winters.
Under the new agreement, NRLP customers will have more control and choice over their energy consumption and spending through new, innovative rates, such as time- of-use rates, according to NRLP General Manager Ed Miller.
Appalachian State University’s biochar project in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment is among 15 projects to receive funds from the N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative and the New and Emerging Crops Program. The project will receive $80,738.
As part of the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship, Appalachian will host 25 of Africa’s emerging civic leaders — ages 25–35 — for a six-week Leadership Institute. Fellows will participate in volunteer service opportunities, meet with state and local government officials, and more.
A medical geographer, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Maggie Sugg discusses climate change’s impact on human health. She is joined by Jennifer Runkle, an environmental epidemiologist with the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.
“Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” by Elizabeth Rush “guides readers through some of the places where (climate) change has been most dramatic.” All incoming first-year and transfer students at Appalachian will receive a copy of the book during their Summer Orientation session.
Appalachian State University is one of five universities selected by AT&T to participate in the Climate Resiliency Community Challenge — a major research initiative aimed at helping communities in the southeastern United States build resilience to climate change.