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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A host of resources related to sustainability issues are available to members of the University of Delaware community.
UD Green Liaisons
UD Environmental Health and Safety/Recycling
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
City of Newark
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium
Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability
Society for College and University Planning
National Association of Education Procurement
Citizens for Clean Power
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Sierra Club - Delaware Chapter
Delaware Nature Society (with link to Ashland Nature Center) www.delawarenaturesociety.org/
Green People - Sustainable Living
The US Youth Network for Sustainable Development
Green Delaware Recycling