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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Sustainability Resources

A host of resources related to sustainability issues are available to members of the University of Delaware community.

Campus Resources

UD Green Liaisons
www.udel.edu/sustainability/green/

UD GreenIT
www.udel.edu/topics/green/

UD Facilities/Recycling
www.facilities.udel.edu/recycling.aspx

UD Environmental Health and Safety/Recycling
www.udel.edu/ehs/waste/electronic-recycling.html

Government Resources

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
www.dnrec.delaware.gov/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov

City of Newark
www.cityofnewarkde.us

Higher Education Resources

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
www.aashe.org/index.php

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium
www.aashe.org/heasc/

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability
www.aashe.org/dans/

Society for College and University Planning
www.playagreaterpart.org/

National Association of Education Procurement
www.naepnet.org/Microsites/sustainability/sustainability.html

Community Resources

Citizens for Clean Power

Contact Patricia Gearity at gearitylaw@earthlink.net

Sierra Club - Delaware Chapter
www.delaware.sierraclub.org/

Delaware Nature Society (with link to Ashland Nature Center) www.delawarenaturesociety.org/

Audubon Society - Delaware Chapter
www.delawareaudubon.org/
StopGlobalWarming.org
ClimateCounts.org

Green People - Sustainable Living
www.greenpeople.org/

Environmental Career Opportunities

www.ecojobs.com/index.php

Campus Ecology
www.nwf.org/campusEcology/index.cfm

The US Youth Network for Sustainable Development
www.sustainus.org/

Conservation Economy
www.conservationeconomy.net/

Green Delaware Recycling
www.greendelawarerecycling.com