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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Be a part of the sustainability solution at UD

When it comes to issues related to sustainability, every member of the University of Delaware community can be a part of the solution in ways large and small by conserving water and energy, by recycling and reusing and by keeping informed on the issues. UD also has strengths in a variety of research areas students might want to explore.

Here are a few easy ways to be a part of the solution by saving water, by saving energy, by reducing waste, by learning more and taking an active role.

Stormwater runoff and the Cool Run Tributary

UD WATER (Watershed Action Team for Ecological Restoration) is a new, university-wide project, conducted in collaboration with the City of Newark, which seeks to develop and implement management measures to mitigate the stormwater runoff problems facing UD and the City. Read about the UD WATER project at their website and related student internships.

Energy usage in the First State

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources offers information on their Green Energy Program, EECBG Program Sub-Grants, Delaware Electric ProvidersDelaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), Photovoltaic Energy Contractors and more from their portal page. More Energy Information...

Extensive information about energy usage in the First State can be found at the Delaware Energy Office web site: www.energy.dnrec.delaware.gov/

Sustainability Report

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - A Sustainable UD is now making available the results of a survey conducted by the UD Sustainability Taskforce in 2007. Download the survey