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Confluence poster event highlights graduate research 

Thirty students showcased their research on Friday, Oct. 20, at the first annual graduate research poster contest.  Their work spanned a range of policy and aquatic topics, from hydrodynamic models for analyzing land-to-ocean litter transport, to policy solutions addressing cattle’s unrestricted access to streams, to research on non-native catfish species. Posters also ranged widely in […]

Parts of Clean Water Act not effective in controlling nutrient pollution

The Clean Water Act of 1972 remains the guiding legislation for regulating America’s water quality. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests parts of it may not be working.The study found that Clean Water Act regulations haven’t significantly reduced the amount of nonpoint source nutrient pollution in America’s waterways.

Pellet power: Could biomass become a carbon-neutral fuel for heat and electricity?

As small trees and other woody debris are harvested, other trees are growing across the landscape. So, argues Warnell associate professor and RBC affiliate Puneet Dwivedi, it’s not that a tree that was cut to produce pellets would take another 10 years to grow back, but more accurately that across the landscape, other small trees are growing to replace what was cut.

N-EWN publication touts opportunities for improving infrastructure and supporting biodiversity

A team from the Network for Engineering With Nature, including affiliates S. Kyle McKay, Charles B. van Rees, Brian P. Bledsoe and director Seth Wenger, recently published a comment in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, describing the opportunity that comes with melding biodiversity conservation and innovation in infrastructure, as well as the crucial importance for our society in seizing that opportunity.

UGA’s Lipp named Georgia Power Professor

College of Public Health professor and affiliate Erin Lipp has been appointed to the Georgia Power Professorship in Environmental Health Science. The professorship was created, with support from Georgia Power Company, to recognize excellence in environmental health science research and mentorship.

RBC affiliates contribute to ‘Nature-Based Solutions for Biodiversity’

Image of a shoreline and the words Nature-Based Solutions for Biodiversity.

A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the University of Georgia recently published “Nature-Based Solutions for Biodiversity,” a handbook that uses landscape architecture renderings to demonstrate how communities can use nature-based solutions to protect their communities while promoting biodiversity.