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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Graphic Communications Center and Office of Publications

The Graphic Communications Center (GCC) and the Office of Publications are two distinct units within the Supporting Services Division www.udel.edu/SuppSrvc. Both units have incorporated sustainable ACTION @ UDs into their operations.

Graphic Communications Center

http://www.udel.edu/printing/

GCC provides the campus community with graphic communication services. This includes offering printing and copying services. GCC has incorporated the following practices into its everyday business practices to minimize negative environmental impacts:

Publications Office

http://www.publications.udel.edu/

The Publications Office produces publications and other design services for the campus community. Like GCC, Publication has implemented environmentally-friendly practices to minimize the environmental impact of their work. These include the following:

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The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainability initiatives:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future/Talloires Declaration: View a .pdf (20kb)

American University and Presidents Climate Commitment:
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