Posts Tagged ‘ University of Connecticut ’

UConn’s Mirror Lake cleaner than rumored

Oct 29th, 2013 | By

While there is no current danger to wildlife in the lake, the University has made concerted efforts to make Mirror Lake cleaner. The lake has gradually filled in with sediment due to the sanding of roads and erosion, making it significantly shallower than it had been at its conception. The University has recently installed devices

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New Report: Coastal Communities Share Steps to Adapt to Climate Change

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

This study was undertaken to raise awareness of the best practices in leading North Atlantic communities. The case studies include Greenwich, Guilford, and Groton for the Connecticut section, but the idea is sharing strategies for climate change as communities on the North Atlantic seaboard struggle to plan as budgets dwindle. The ideas are innovative and cost-effective. New York City, for example, decided that boilers can now be placed on roofs instead of in basements. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about this new report.

University of Connecticut Praised for Green Efforts

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

The University of Connecticut was ranked the greenest campus by Sierra Magazine, in the 7th annual “Coolest Schools” done by the magazine. The survey studies schools’ majors, sustainability programs, construction and other factors to determine which American universities are at the forefront of promoting a greener lifestyle. To earn its number one spot, the University

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Yale University getting in gear with bike sharing

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

While Chicago and New York aren’t quite ready to roll out their versions of a bike sharing program, Yale is. As a result, fifty brand new bicycles have popped up around Yale’s campus, allowing students, faculty, and staff to commute about the campus on borrowed wheels.

Connecticut needs statewide water plan before diversions are allowed

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

A bill proposed by State Rep. John Hampton, D-Simsbury, would place a moratorium on all water diversion projects until a statewide water plan is developed and implemented. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Jeffrey McCutcheon and Andrew Silva in The Hartford Courant.

Stretching UConn’s Water Budget, Part I

Mar 15th, 2013 | By

As UConn and Mansfield envision our future over the next 50 years, it’s clear that an additional source of water will be required to meet the needs of both the town and the campus in the coming decades. Our shared goal is not just development, but sustainable development, of important proposed projects such as the long-awaited UConn Tech Park on our North Campus, a managed retirement community in Storrs, and the commercial redevelopment of the Four Corners area, about a mile north of campus on Route 195.

UConn Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Research in Global Health and Development

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

The University of Connecticut has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Students encouraged to go green for EcoMadness

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

“Eco-Madness” occurs throughout the month of October on the University of Connecticut campus. The series of events will all help UConn become an even greene and more sustainable campus. As with past years, there will be many contests available for students to become involved in the “go green” movement. One such contest involves each residence

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Renowned Scientist to Serve as UConn’s Environmental Advisor

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

Likens was awarded the 2001 Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor, for his work in the field of ecology and was a co-recipient of the 2003 Blue Planet Prize – an environmental award on par with the Nobel Prize – for outstanding scientific research that helps to solve global environmental problems.

UConn picked to do turbine efficiency research

Jul 27th, 2011 | By

The University of Connecticut’s engineering department will participate in a 36- month advanced turbine technology research program being conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mansfield Today reports.