With an economic impact of $33.4 billion, natural resources are major contributors to South Carolina economy and quality of life. To train people to help sustain these resources, Clemson University is establishing a Fisheries and Aquatic Center of Excellence.
MHI Vestas recently was awarded the Silver Medal in the category of renewable energy at the prestigious Edison Awards for its 9.5 megawatt offshore wind turbine, which it will test at Clemson University’s wind turbine-testing facility at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in the former naval shipyard.
For the second year in a row, a Clemson University School of Architecture studio project has been selected as a winner of the COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition. The award is given annually by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment and the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of student work that displays sustainable design at the highest level.
COLUMBIA – Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a second workshop to show South Carolina forest landowners how participating in the carbon market can provide a new revenue stream while helping combat climate change. A Carbon Market for South Carolina workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 9 at The Lakehouse at Clemson’s […]
The South Carolina quail population is improving thanks to restoration efforts by Clemson Cooperative Extension agents and others.
MARTIN, TENNESSEE – The Clemson University student soils team has shown its soil prowess again! The team, Muddy Tigers, just returned from the National Collegiate Soils Contest at the University of Tennessee – Martin, where it placed 10thin the group contest and 13thoverall out of the 22 teams competing. The Muddy Tigers is a Creative […]
CLEMSON – A group of Clemson University students is helping others on campus have access to fresh vegetables by planting a community garden they call The Lunchbox Garden Project. The community garden is planted in the “shoebox” courtyard area of Young Hall. The students are in associate professor Dil Thavarajah’s Horticulture 4560 class (Spring 2017). Vegetables […]
With the help of the Clemson University Research Foundation, this Tiger filed for and finally obtained a patent for his research that could revolutionize the fertilization process of organic crops.
Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.
With the understanding that collaboration is essential, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents will begin visiting agricultural operations across the state this week to understand their water usage. The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey will collect scientific data that will be used to aid state agencies, legislators, policymakers and others in making informed management decisions about water resources.
Through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant, Clemson University scientist Cathy Jachowski is working to identify habitat requirements to inform restoration and species recovery for the Carolina heelsplitter, the only federally endangered mussel species in South Carolina.
The League of American Bicyclists recently improved Clemson University to silver status on its lists of Bicycle Friendly Universities. Silver status universities welcome cyclists, encourage cycling culture and provide opportunities for travel via cycling, according to the league.
The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will have its first stormwater pond management conference in the Midlands area in March (2018).
Clemson will host an interactive panel discussion titled “A Conversation on The Future of Conservation in America” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute. Held in conjunction with the release and launch of a national book tour for “The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water,” by Clemson professor Gary Machlis and former National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis, the event will use the opportunity for a candid discussion on the state of American conservation and its path forward.
Second-year Clemson University graduate assistant Cyndel Brunell has been named the 2018 Champion of Sustainability by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The award will be presented at the organization’s annual convention on March 12 in Houston, Texas.