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Coal boiler removal enters phase two

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:58 pm, Fri Jul 3, 2015. Coral Rogers @CoralJRogers The University of Georgia Facilities Management Energy Division is finishing up phase one and has already begun phase two of the coal boiler removal project. … Continue reading

New Report Explores How Trout and Salmon Streams Can Be Restored in the Face of Climate Change

Jack Williams, Trout Unlimited Senior Scientist, (541) 261-3960 Beth Beard, American Fisheries Society (301) 897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Report Explores How Trout and Salmon Streams Can Be Restored in the Face of Climate Change American Fisheries Society … Continue reading

Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean snapshot

Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean snapshot Writer: Mike Sullivan, 912-598-2325, mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu Contact: Marc Frischer, 912-598-2308, marc.frischer@skio.uga.edu Skidaway Island, Ga. – Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography joined researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean … Continue reading

Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCHERS LOOK AT WAYS TO PROTECT BIODIVERSITY, UNTOUCHED LANDS Writer: Sandi Martin Contact: Gary Green Athens, Ga. – Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these … Continue reading

Papal order shines light on climate change’s impact on poor

The papal encyclical set to be released Thursday will highlight the threats posed by climate change on the world’s poorest, most impoverished citizens — a population scientists have long warned will be disproportionately affected by global warming. Whether marginalized groups … Continue reading

UGA officials considering purchase of electric buses

By LEE SHEARER University of Georgia bus stops might soon become considerably less noisy and more environmentally friendly. UGA officials are considering replacing part of the university’s bus fleet with electric buses. Such a bus visited the UGA campus Monday … Continue reading

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia investing in new approach to food distribution

By JIM THOMPSONupdated Bringing a strategy aimed at both addressing hunger and giving area farmers a wider market for their vegetables one step closer to fruition, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is breaking ground later this month for its … Continue reading

Water access for agriculture is a balancing act

Farmers say they are good stewards, but water experts urge more regulation By Shannon Casas scasas@gainesvilletimes.com A cow walks slowly through a grassy pasture toward a cool creek that meanders through green hills. It may seem like an idyllic scene. … Continue reading

Is Plastic From Plants A Pollution Solution – Part Two

It’s been said, “Life is fleeting; plastics are forever.” And if you doubt the wisdom of that saying, just check out a recent ABC News Report on what’s being called the “Pacific Garbage Patch.” Hear the report here. The story … Continue reading

Research group heads back to Gulf for further assessment of oil spill effects

A team comprised of University of Georgia researchers and colleagues in the ECOGIG — Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf — Research Consortium has neared the midway point in a three-and-half-week-long research cruise on board the … Continue reading