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State Botanical Garden to host native plant sale

Writer: Kimberly Parks, 706-542-3977, kimparks@uga.edu Contacts: Heather Alley, alley@uga.edu, Jennifer Ceska, jceska@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach, will hold its annual Bluestems and Bluejeans: … Continue reading

Going Green: North Campus Deck vehicle charging stations indicative of growing sustainable energy

Written by: Gabe Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaro Originally posted here The University of Georgia installed an electric vehicle charging station, the first public charger in the Athens area, in the North Campus parking deck in May. But the quest for developing sustainable … Continue reading

Georgia Sea Grant and UGA planning team wins national award for work on Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan

Writer: Michele Nicole Johnson, 912-264-7319, michelej@uga.edu Contact: Jill Gambill, 706-542-3463, jgambill@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – A Georgia Sea Grant and University of Georgia planning team guiding the creation of the Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan has been awarded National … Continue reading

Species going extinct 1,000 times faster than in pre-human times, study finds

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, 706-542-7247, bethgav@uga.edu Contacts: John Gittleman, 706-542-2968, ecohead@uga.edu  Patrick Stephens, 706-542-3971, prsteph@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct … Continue reading

UGA to develop preservation master plan process

Writer: Melissa Gogo Contact: Daniel Nadenicekj Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia is creating a preservation master plan for all of its structures across the state. The plan will establish a set of guidelines and decision-making matrix to help … Continue reading

UGA professor delivers second Anthropocene lecture on climate change

Written by: Gabe Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaro Originally published here The Anthropocene is an accumulation of mankind’s impression on the Earth over the course of its history, according to a lecture given by a University of Georgia professor Thursday. Victor Thompson, an associate … Continue reading

University of Georgia, Orianne Society form partnership for research, conservation

Writer: Sandi Martin, 706-542-2079, smartin@warnell.uga.edu Heidi Hall, 208-241-9968, hhall@oriannesociety.org Contacts: Mike Clutter, 706-542-4741, mclutter@warnell.uga.edu Chris Jenkins, 706-353-7800, cljenkins@oriannesociety.org Athens, Ga. – An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of imperiled reptiles and amphibians has partnered with the University of … Continue reading

UGA Office of Sustainability set to revamp its bicycle sharing program

Written by: Katelyn Umholtz @Kumh0ltz Originally published here For University of Georgia students and faculty who ride their bicycles to campus during the day, bike repair stations and the new bike lane on Sanford Drive are just a couple of … Continue reading

World is on brink of unprecedented wave of extinction, says UGA’s Farmer

The world is headed toward one of the greatest die-offs of animals and plants in the planet’s history, a University of Georgia professor said in the first lecture in a series about the impacts humans are having on the world. … Continue reading

Good to see new cycling infrastructure at UGA

By JIM THOMPSON August 20, 2014 http://onlineathens.com/opinion/2014-08-20/editors-desk-good-see-new-cycling-infrastructure-uga Hard to believe, but for someone who began cycling a few years ago as a skeptic about the efficacy of bicycle commuting, I’ve become a regular bicycle commuter. We’ll see how long into the … Continue reading