The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.

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The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a new avenue to connect science with resource management by launching a series of workshops where environmental academicians and regulators can share current research and discuss research needs.

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Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Clayton Hall.

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The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is seeking two undergraduate students and two graduate students to join the task force co-chairs -- John Madsen and Kathleen Kerr -- at the ACPA Sustainability Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Creating environmentally friendly high technology jobs for Delawareans was the focus of the "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" conference, held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 13-14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.

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The University of Delaware is a leader and an active participant in a variety of issues related to sustainability.

Research & ScholarshipUD is home to many centers and institutes dedicated to pertinent issues, many of which translate leading-edge scientific research being conducted on campus with the study of public policy.

Sustainability in OperationsUD backs its commitment to sustainability with action in such areas as: administrative services, energy conservation and efficiency, dining services, transportation, procurement, recycling, water resources and information technology.

Sustainability-related courseworkUD is thoroughly engaged in key sustainability issues and is training a new generation of experts in a wide range of fields through educational offerings.

Sustainability Fund

October, 2010 - the University's faculty and staff have created the University of Delaware Sustainability Fund (UDSF), funded entirely from contributions by staff, students, faculty, and alumni. Read More about the Fund

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