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Media Report for Nov. 3-9, 2018

November 14, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 3-9, 2018 is now available online.

The EPA completely axed its climate change websites. But why are NASA's still live?

November 8, 2018   |  Mashable

NASA is a research agency, emphasized Stan Meiburg, director of graduate studies in sustainability at Wake Forest and former Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA. It largely exists to perform science. Conversely, he noted that the EPA — which is responsible for protecting human health and the environment — is primarily a regulatory agency, writing and enforcing environmental rules. “It’s sad but straightforward” Meiburg said of the EPA’s deleted websites.

Novel research method reveals small-scale gold mining’s impact on Peruvian Amazon

November 9, 2018   |  Mongabay

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). Scientists based in Peru’s Madre de Dios region at Wake Forest’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) say they’ve developed a new method for detecting artisanal-scale mining that is 20-25 percent more accurate than the tools used in the past. “All the scenery should look like broccoli. It looks like desert,” Miles Silman, associate director of science for CINCIA and director of Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

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