The small, square pond in the Mary Kahrs Warnell garden is known as a spot for lunch, meetings or quiet reflection. But regular visitors to the garden will notice a change this fall.
Facing extreme temperatures and an overgrowth of vegetation, maintenance crews at the University of Georgia… Read Article
Who decides the future of a forest?
This is a basic question asked by students studying forest policy at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Whether it’s… Read Article
Jorge Rojas is protecting living fossils.
Those “fossils” are Baird’s tapir, an endangered herbivore that looks like a small rhino, with a nose that resembles a short trunk and lives in Central and South America. As a remnant of the megafauna, they roamed the earth alongside mastodons and… Read Article
There’s an adage in hiking: Leave a place better than you found it.
Brookhaven mayor John Ernst is taking that sentiment a step further, launching a plan to clean runoff water as it moves through the town.
The secret ingredient in the plan? Biochar.
“We want to see if we can… Read Article
Note: This story is part of a special issue of The Warnell Log focused on carbon.
There’s a good chance you’ve been to the head of the Flint River and didn’t know it.
Just south of downtown Atlanta, its starting point sits underneath Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the… Read Article
The aftermath of a hurricane includes downed trees, damaged saplings, salt water intrusion—and a lot less carbon.
That’s one calculation made by Warnell researcher Asiful Alam, a Ph.D. student (and M.… Read Article
You can’t power a large, commercial jet with solar panels. Advances in hydrogen technology still can’t get a plane across the ocean.
So, if the aviation sector wants to reduce its carbon footprint,… Read Article
Search for a flight and you’ll likely see a new feature listed alongside the price: Carbon emissions.
Perhaps it’s more of a marketing ploy than concrete data. Nevertheless, more travelers are thinking about their carbon footprint than ever before. This isn’t too surprising as aviation… Read Article
If you’re looking to store some carbon, wood-frame buildings will give you a big bang for your buck.
This works great for houses—but can you scale that up to commercial buildings?
Enter: Mass… Read Article
To best understand how woody biomass, such as wood pellets, can become a sustainable energy solution, you need to consider your perspective.
As small trees and other woody debris are harvested, other… Read Article
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