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UGA professor wins national fisheries conservation award

Writer: Sandi Martin, 706-542-2079, Contact: Gary Grossman, 706-542-1160, Athens, Ga. – On Aug. 18, University of Georgia professor Gary Grossman received the 2014 Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation “Sully” Award given annually by the American Fisheries Society, the … Continue reading

Marshall Shepherd named Captain Planet Protector of the Earth

Writer: Alan Flurry, 706-542-3331, Contact: J. Marshall Shepherd, 706-542-0517, Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s J. Marshall Shepherd is a Captain Planet Protector of the Earth, according to the Captain Planet Foundation, which recently added him to … Continue reading

Help UGA Extension’s Walk Georgia test new website by logging physical activity

By Kathryn Schiliro As of Monday, August 4, 2014  © Copyright 2014  Newton Citizen Are you willing to help combat obesity in Georgia? University of Georgia Extension needs interested Georgians to test the new Walk Georgia website by registering for … Continue reading

SREL, DOE bring wood stork back from brink of extinction

Writer:Vicky L.  Sutton-Jackson Contact:Larry Bryan Aiken, S.C. – Thanks to the hard work of conservationists across the United States, the once imperiled American wood stork has been down-listed from endangered to threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Among … Continue reading

Athens camp teaches at-risk children about healthy food choices

By April Burkhartupdated Monday, July 14, 2014 Tenisha Harper has never attended a summer camp that she liked, until this summer.  Harper was one of the first students to attend Health Matters Camp, a new summer day camp sponsored by … Continue reading

Skidaway Institute joins international project to sample the world’s waters

View the Athens Banner Herald article here. SKIDAWAY ISLAND Ga. | Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography participated in Ocean Sampling Day-an ambitious, international project to produce a single-day snapshot of microbial populations around the world. … Continue reading

Skidaway Institute takes part in historic worldwide ocean sampling

Posted: June 21, 2014 – 10:29pm  |  Updated: June 22, 2014 – 7:10am =”″ target=”_blank”> By KARSON BRANDENBURG The ocean is one of the world’s most important natural resources, yet scientists know very little about it. To unveil a little … Continue reading

State to spend millions to lower utility bills at UGA, Georgia Tech, others

By Lee Shearerupdated Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 11:58am University of Georgia officials plan to spend up to $4 million to improve energy and water efficiency on the university’s East Campus under a new state program. The money will be … Continue reading

UGA Trial Gardens to host 32nd annual open house

Writer: J. Merritt Melancon, 706-542-9724, Contacts: Juliet Swanson,, John Ruter, Best new landscape plants for Georgia on display July 12 at UGA Trial Gardens Open House Athens, Ga. – Over the last three decades, the University of Georgia … Continue reading

UGA to teach community about renewable resources

Written By: Lauren McDonald and Arvind Deol Fossil fuels are running out. Bioenergy, or renewable energy made from biological sources could be our planet’s future sustainable energy source in a world where these fossil fuel supplies are lowering everyday. Bioenergy … Continue reading