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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Sustainable Landscaping

The University of Delaware is committed to creating landscapes that are beautiful and sustainable. Sustainable landscaping is installing and managing landscapes that serve as productive ecosystems with benefits to both people and their environment.

Sustainable landscapes at the University of Delaware promote stormwater management, maintain soil health, support local wildlife, and use attractive plantings that require minimal resource inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, fossil fuel consumption and irrigation. Efforts are in place to gradually increase sustainable practices throughout campus.

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For more information about sustainable landscaping practices and how to employ them in your own backyard, visit the UD Botanic Garden’s Sustainable Landscapes page.

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The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainabiity 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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