March 5, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA earns fourth straight Tree Campus USA recognition
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Georgia has received Tree Campus USA recognition for it promotion of a healthy campus tree management program in 2013 from the Arbor Day Foundation.
March 4, 2014 | General News
UGA student testifies before Congress about impact of Extension
University of Georgia student Tess Hammock testified at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Tuesday on behalf of the 7 million 4-H'ers in America.
March 3, 2014 | General News
St. Marys town hall meeting will discuss development of flood resiliency plan
A Sea Grant Town Hall meeting will be held March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Marys Little Theatre (Theatre by the Trax), 1000 Osborne Road for St. Marys residents and municipal leaders to learn about the development of a flood resiliency plan and share feedback on issues related to flooding, sea level rise and storm surge.
February 28, 2014 | General News
Rocket launch to collect global weather data ‘big deal for Earth’
A Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the NASA-JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory rolled out Feb. 27 to launch pad 1 at the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Japan. The University of Georgia's J. Marshall Shepherd previously served as NASA deputy project scientist for the mission.
February 28, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Paper by UGA ecologists wins inaugural award from Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The authors of a University of Georgia study on global conservation funding have received an inaugural Conservation Science Award from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Lead author Anthony Waldron, a former postdoctoral associate at the UGA Odum School of Ecology now at Oxford University, accepted the award on behalf of his co-authors at a ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Royal Society in London that marked the launch of the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science.
February 27, 2014 | Research News
Report finds protecting natural areas makes good fiscal sense
Protecting a county's natural resources and its fiscal health may seem to be competing goals, but a recent University of Georgia study provides a blueprint for achieving both.
February 26, 2014 | General News
UGA Extension publishes first app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices
Spring is around the corner, and University of Georgia Extension has a new app to help families and outdoor enthusiasts make the most of those first springtime hikes.
February 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA study: Southern wood pellets boosting European efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions
European power plants that burn wood pellets imported from the Southern United States to generate electricity are emitting less than half the greenhouse gases than when they use traditional fossil fuels, a new University of Georgia study has found.
February 21, 2014 | General News
Georgia Sea Grant and EcoFocus Film Festival bring research and film to Jekyll Island
Fans of the University of Georgia EcoFocus Film Festival in Athens are invited to leave the cold behind and relax on a beach with other Georgians, while watching some of this year's top environmental documentaries at next month's Jekyll Island Green Screen.
February 21, 2014 | General News
Kroger shoppers can support Georgia 4-H just by buying groceries
Kroger customers can now help support Georgia 4-H, a program administered by the University of Georgia, simply by buying groceries at one of the retailer's 171 stores across the state.
February 20, 2014 | Events on Campus
CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine to speak at UGA
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will host a lecture by Paul Morris, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. on March 4 at 5 p.m. in Auditorium 123 of the Jackson Street Building, which is located at 285 South Jackson St. This event is free and open to the public.
February 19, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists study how marine bacteria release cloud-making compound
University of Georgia marine scientists are uncovering the mechanisms that regulate the natural production of an anti-greenhouse gas. A new $2 million National Science Foundation grant will allow the UGA-led research group to further document how genes in ocean microbes transform sulfur into clouds in the Earth's atmosphere.
February 14, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Brunswick to celebrate native trees for Georgia Arbor Day
An Arbor Day Celebration will be held Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the University of Georgia Brunswick Station and native plant demonstration garden, 715 Bay St. The event will include a free educational open house and is being hosted by UGA's Marine Extension, Georgia Sea Grant's EcoScapes program and the Georgia Forestry Commission.
February 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
2014 EcoFocus Film Festival set for March 19-29 in Athens
The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology announces its sixth annual EcoFocus Film Festival, to be held March 19-29 on the UGA Campus and at Ciné in downtown Athens.
February 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $727,000 NSF grant to study organism on Georgia’s coast
Every year around the Fourth of July, populations of a single-celled organism called Thaumarchaeota explode in the coastal waters throughout the Southeastern United States, increasing more than 1,000 times higher than normal. It's a puzzling event that affects nitrogen availability and the fertility of coastal waters and may contribute to excess production of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse gas.