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Study: Atlanta Communities Are Vulnerable To Climate Change

By MOLLY SAMUEL In Georgia, the people most vulnerable to climate change are in the metro Atlanta area, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Georgia. Climate change is likely to increase the temperature, cause flooding … Continue reading

Watershed UGA to teach students about campus stream health

Program will provide a transformative learning experience in sustainability. With the launch of Watershed UGA in April, students now have the opportunity not only to learn about campus waterways but to help restore them to health. A multidisciplinary initiative spearheaded … Continue reading

Regents approve experimental wind turbines at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Georgia Power will use four small turbines to test viability of wind energy on coast By Walter C. Jones Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 4:45 pm LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. | Georgia Power Co. won permission Tuesday from the Board of Regents’ Real Estate … Continue reading

Athens stream poisoned by chemicals 5 years ago is recovering

Written By LEE SHEARER Five years after a massive chemical spill obliterated all biological life in Trail Creek, the Athens stream today shows signs of a revitalized ecosystem. As Athens firefighters pumped up to 1.5 million gallons of water in … Continue reading

Five years after oil spill, UGA’s Samantha Joye still leading research in the Gulf

For the online version of this release, see Thursday, April 16, 2015 Contact: Sara Beresford, 706-542-5863, Athens, Ga. – Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of … Continue reading

UGA Hopes to Break Records With Year-End Recycling Event for Move-Out

Written by: Carrie Campbell Monday, April 13th, 2015 The University of Georgia aims to break a record with this year’s Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate by diverting more than 38,000 pounds of material from local landfills during campus move-out. Sponsored … Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Change from coal-fired boiler is a victory for sustainability

Written by: Tyler Faby Originally published here This week the University of Georgia took a huge step towards a cleaner future by permanently switching off its coal-fired steam boiler.  The boiler, marked by its giant smokestack, has been a controversial … Continue reading

Oconee student works with UGA grant to reduce waste

Written by: Blake Giles On Mason Towe’s LinkedIn post, he calls himself a “zero-waste intern” in the Office of Sustainability at the University of Georgia. The man is serious about recycling, repurposing ad reusing, all with the aim of reducing … Continue reading

End of an Era as the Last UGA Coal Boiler Burns Out

By Leila Choucair, Office of Sustainability Communications Intern With just one last shovelful of coal, an era at the University of Georgia will come to a close—the only coal-fired boiler at UGA’s Central Steam Plant will burn the last vestiges … Continue reading

UGA researchers create fast-growing trees that are easier to turn into fuel

Writer: James Hataway Contact: Debra Mohnen Athens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also … Continue reading