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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Dining Services: Eat Green

University of Delaware Dining Services is committed to increasing the amount of environmentally-friendly products and services offered on campus. We understand the importance of continued environmental initiatives, especially for UD and our guests.

Eat Green is a communication campaign designed to help educate our guests about the steps we are taking to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, the support of sustainable agriculture, and the elimination of unnecessary waste. This campaign not only communicates our efforts, but also nurtures and supports student initiatives in relation to environmental issues on campus.

Throughout the Dining Services Sustainability site, you will see many of the initiatives and programs we currently have in place, which include:

Researching Sustainability Issues at the Morris Library

The University of Delaware Library has resources and librarians to help with research.

The Morris Library provides a dedicated entry into DELCAT, the Library's catalog; e-journals; and online resources.

Visit the Morris Library Sustainability Research Guides

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We will continue to explore new ways to expand our role in improving the environment and look forward to forming partnerships with student groups on campus to reach these goals.

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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:
Visit the web site