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Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, says UGA research

Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth’s declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

Destruction of plant life puts humans in jeopardy

Human civilisation may become completely unsustainable unless we slow the destruction of Earth’s plant life, a new study has warned. “You can think of the Earth like a battery that has been charged very slowly over billions of years,” said … Continue reading

Coal boiler removal enters phase two

Coral Rogers @CoralJRogers | 0 comments 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. The university is replacing the 50-year-old coal boiler with a … Continue reading

Ocean trash isn’t just bad for the environment – it’s bad for your state of mind

By Chris Mooney Humanity is badly damaging the oceans. To give just one example, we’re filling them with 8 million metric tons of plastic annually, equivalent to “five bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world,” … Continue reading

It’s warming faster in cities – but there are cooling solutions, scientists say

By LEE SHEARERupdated Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 7:26am The world is steadily heating up as the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere. But cities are heating up even faster, which could have serious consequences … Continue reading

Ocean trash isn’t just bad for the environment – it’s bad for your state of mind

View the Washington Post article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/08/why-clean-beaches-are-so-important-if-you-want-a-relaxing-vacation/ By Chris Mooney July 8  Follow chriscmooney Humanity is badly damaging the oceans. To give just one example, we’re filling them with 8 million metric tons of plastic annually, equivalent to “five bags filled with plastic … Continue reading

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