May 3, 2016 | General News
UGA, Italian university partner for first-of-its-kind program in sustainable agriculture
To promote collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a groundbreaking dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture.
April 28, 2016 | Research News
Building on shells: UGA interdisciplinary study starts unraveling mysteries of Calusa kingdom
Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, native peoples in southwest Florida known as the Calusa were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns.
April 27, 2016 | Research News
Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge
A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.
April 25, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland
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. What has been less clear, however, is what happens to this meltwater once it enters the ocean.
April 22, 2016 | Research News
Scientists, including UGA researcher, discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River
A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes finding a reef in the Amazon plume an unexpected discovery.
April 18, 2016 | Research News
30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ
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 by researchers from the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory—validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site.
April 18, 2016 | General News
Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island
This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.
April 11, 2016 | Research News
Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction of 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.
March 29, 2016 | General News
Watershed UGA launches campaign to ‘daylight’ campus streams
Most of the streams that run through the University of Georgia campus flow through culverts underground, making them out of sight and out of mind. A recent survey of students and community members found that more than 20 percent of those asked weren't aware that there are any streams on campus.
March 1, 2016 | Research News
Trees vital to improving stream quality, UGA study finds
Want better streams? Plant some trees, according to a University of Georgia study.
February 24, 2016 | Research News
Harnessing the sun: Students design solar power system for historic site along Georgia’s coast
A historic estate along the Georgia coast that traces its roots back more than three centuries may soon provide a look at solar energy's potential to meet the world's growing demand for power.
January 26, 2016 | Research News
Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.
January 11, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Office of Sustainability awards grants to fund student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $40,000 to fund 10 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance
While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia's J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there's more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.
December 17, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: UGA to deliver tiny house to Georgia organic farmer
University of Georgia faculty members David Berle, with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Kim Skobba, with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, on Friday, Dec. 18, will deliver a tiny house built by students in a College of Family and Consumer Science service-learning class to a farmer working on a middle Georgia organic farm.