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Global Warming
7:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Is Climate Change the Global Challenge for Our Generation?

Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso at the southern-most entrance to Manu National Park at an elevation of 13,000 feet. It was taken before they loaded up their packs and headed down into the Amazon basin.
Credit Ken Feeley

Every few generations, a challenge arises for leaders around the world.  In the final part of our series on climate change, Wake Forest biology professor, Miles Silman, and journalism program director, Justin Catanoso, discuss their recent research trip to Peru with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Funding for this series on climate change was made possible in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC. 

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Global Warming
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Climate Scientists Offer Ways Global Warming Can Be Controlled

Peruvian PhD biology students, who all assist Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman in his climate-change research in the Amazon basin, prepare to go into the field. From left: Richard Tito, William Farfan Rios and Alex Nina.
Justin Catanoso

Climate scientists paint a grim picture of life on earth in just a few generations given the steady march of global warming. Melting ice caps, rising sea levels and dying tropical forests are a part of that scene. What can be done to slow things down or turn them around? 

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Climate Change
7:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Tropical Scientists Fear Climate Change Will Cause Loss of Species in Amazon Rainforest

After three days of hiking mostly through dense jungle, we are rewarded with a vista of the Kosnipata Valley in Manu National Park in southern Peru.
Justin Catanoso

The impact of global warming on the Arctic poles is well documented and easy to see.  But scientists are just now beginning to understand the impact of rising temperatures on tropical forests around the equator. 

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Climate Change
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Biologists Studying Climate Change in Peru Discover Trees on the Move

Wake Forest biology Professor Miles Silman, co-founder of the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group, hiking downslope through Manu National Park in southern Peru.
Justin Catanoso

  Manu National Park in southern Peru is known as the most biologically diverse place on earth. It’s also a perfect laboratory for scientists to study the impact of global warming on tropical forests. 

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Health Care
12:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Decisions Small Businesses Need to Make as Healthcare Exchanges Begin

Credit Tax Credits

More than 850-thousand North Carolinians are estimated to either have no health insurance or to be under-insured.  That is expected to change as of January 1st, when the main part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, goes into effect.  Plan outlines have already been released by health insurance companies so individuals can begin their research, and next month they can begin applying for the plan they prefer.  Business Journal contributing writer

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