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UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Athens, Ga. – Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. … Continue reading

Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds

Athens, Ga. – Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap … Continue reading

UGA to dedicate cabins at Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe

Savannah, Ga. – The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities—the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins—on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. at Wormsloe, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah. Nestled among the palm … Continue reading

Alison Hawthorne Deming to headline The Georgia Review’s Earth Day program April 21

Writer: Laura Solomon, 706-542-3481; Contact: Stephen Corey, 706-542-3481;  Internationally regarded poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming will be the speaker for The Georgia Review’s 8th annual Earth Day program Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the State Botanical Garden of … Continue reading

30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ

Aiken, S.C. – Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies—including a just-published camera study conducted … Continue reading

Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island

Tybee Island, Ga. – This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization’s coastal environmental education center. Georgia 4-H, which is part of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, is working with … Continue reading

Earth Day celebrated all week at UGA, all around Athens

Written By: HILARY BUTSCHEK   The week-long celebration of Earth Day begins today in Athens. The University of Georgia is leading the way with events planned every day in the name of Earth Day. The kickoff is Monday with a fair … Continue reading

Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds

Aiken, S.C. – Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction to two amphibian species—the southern toad and the southern leopard frog—may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated wetlands. … Continue reading

4 Classic Social Media Posts That Illustrate The Need For Climate Literacy

Written by: Marshall Shepherd I see them all of the time. Those tweets that are intended to be cute or snarky but actually scream lack of climate literacy. With snowfall this early spring one of the most common ones arose … Continue reading

UGA scientists pen climate action plan for Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Written By: LEE SHEARER A group of University of Georgia scientists has created what may be the first climate action plan based on Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” encyclical of last year. The encyclical was subtitled “On Care for our Common … Continue reading