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Solar charging station brings power to students on North Campus

Written by: Nate Harris @nwithan8 University students who decide to write their essay papers or study for final exams outside no longer have to worry about losing power, thanks to a new solar-powered charging station across from Herty Field on … Continue reading

UGA gets a little more solar – with a picnic table

By LEE SHEARERpublished Tuesday, September 1, 2015 The University of Georgia took another tiny step into the solar age this semester — a solar-powered picnic table where students or workers can charge up their chargeable devices. Installed just before classes near … Continue reading

UGA researcher calls for better monitoring of world’s oceans

In the spring of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, initiating an uncontrolled deep-water oil and gas blowout from the Macondo wellhead. The uncontrolled hydrocarbon discharge continued for 85 days and the environmental impacts were substantial. According to University … Continue reading

Scientists study how rising seas will reshape Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century. Studies show … Continue reading

NASA Continues to Research Greenland Ice Sheet Melt and Sea Level Rise

Scientists gather field data on the Greenland Ice Sheet to help verify climate models that are used to estimate future sea level rise and to incorporate the measurements into computer models that will create a simulation of the melt water … Continue reading

Dawg Day of Service: UGA students to volunteer in Athens community

Written by: Lindsey Conway @LindseyVConway On Saturday, about 500 University of Georgia students will disperse across Athens to volunteer at 21 different community service organizations for Dawg Day of Service. Students should arrive in the Tate Student Center at 9:15 … Continue reading

Sea turtles break nesting record in Ga.

“Loggerheads have done it again,” wrote Georgia Sea Turtle Coordinator Mark Dodd, in an early morning email to the volunteers, interns and staffers who patrol beaches to monitor and protect sea turtles. “I am very happy to report that loggerhead … Continue reading

Skidaway scientists work to predict 22nd century look of Georgia coast

Writer:Mike Sullivan Contact:Clark Alexander, Savannah, Ga. – University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander is working on a project to predict how the Georgia coast—characterized by a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, estuaries, tidal creeks … Continue reading

How Chemicals From One Superfund Site Spread On The Ga. Coast

By MOLLY SAMUEL LISTEN: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wabe/audio/2015/08/superfundbirds.mp3 Chemicals from a Superfund site near Brunswick move up and down the Georgia coast by traveling up the food chain. A recent study by University of Georgia scientists suggests the contamination is more widely spread … Continue reading

Don’t cross without a cookie: UGA stresses crosswalk safety

Written by: Kalli Drake @kalliausten With students and staff using several different modes of transportation on campus, high-traffic areas prove to be dangerous. The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability hopes to combat some of this danger using cookies. “One … Continue reading