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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KEY COLLEGES

Demonstrating the University's committment to developing a community of leaders with an awareness and understanding of sustainability, these colleges offer the 20,000 strong student body a broad range of sustainability programs and coursework across multiple disciplines:

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Engineering

College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Marine and Earth Studies

COURSES@UD

The University of Delaware offers a wide range of courses for students interested in issues related to sustainability. These include courses in the following disciplines:

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Material Science and Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy