Rainforest Destruction from Gold Mining Hits All-Time High in Peru

By Wake Forest University Communications & External Relations Katie Neal (’03) and Alicia Roberts  (WINSTON-SALEM, NC, November 8, 2018) – 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 […]

Drone Imagery Aids in Feral Hog Management

Feral hogs are an invasive species expanding their territory in the Central Piedmont and across the United States. So what’s the big problem? On top of being an invasive species, feral hogs significantly impact both plant communities and wildlife habitat because they root through the […]

CEES researchers shed light on coal ash disaster

On February 2nd, 2014, the third largest coal ash spill in the history of the United States occurred right here in our back yard. The spill at the Dan River Steam Plant released tens of millions of gallons of coal ash into its namesake […]

WFU SUAS Lab Enables Unprecedented Access to Seabird Colonies

Another drone is set to take to the skies from the campus of Wake Forest University. Unlike its predecessors, however, this one is not destined for the rainforests of Peru but for the rugged and remote islands of the East Pacific. With funding from CEES, […]