In the scientific community, opinions vary as to when human beings will finally use up Earth’s underground reserves of petroleum. Thirty years? Fifty years? One hundred years? Biofuel, which is broadly defined as a fuel produced directly or indirectly from plant materials and animal waste, is a recycled product that is friendly to the environment.
A five-member team that includes Clemson University scientist Chris Saski, the director of Clemson’s Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory, will share a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue genomics research on Upland cotton.
BLACKVILLE — The collaborative effort involving Clemson University, two state agencies and one private company to more accurately assess the amount of surface water available in South Carolina’s river basins continues to flow with vigor.
Leidy Klotz and his team have received $1 million from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund research into how property owners, developers, engineers, public officials and other decision-makers choose whether to make infrastructure sustainable.
Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).
Clemson University’s Institute of Translational Genomics, led by geneticist Stephen Kresovich, has been awarded $6 million by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as one of six projects seeking to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels.
The Clemson University Vanishing Firefly Project will host the first of two “Count the Light” nights Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining.
SUMTER COUNTY – As you head off to work on another scorching summer day, you can already see the boredom in your kids’ eyes. But what can you do about it? How about sending them to a Clemson Extension 4-H2O camp at Poinsett State Park? The hands-on, water-based science camp will teach children about their […]
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, delivered a taste of what is to come when he gave a seminar at Clemson University June 10.
During late April and early May, Clemson Senior Extension agent Mark Arena spent about two weeks in a mountainous region of Guatemala training and assisting farmers who grow peaches, apples and plums.
Harleston Towles’ 2.5-acre organic vegetable farm on Johns Island may be small, but he says it is cutting edge thanks to lessons learned from Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Towles is one of few growers in the state or the nation planting rice 10 inches apart (rather than right next to each other) […]
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Are fireflies disappearing? Clemson University researchers are seeking to answer this question, and the public can help them by counting fireflies in their backyards and elsewhere this summer.
When it comes to pecans, growers face a slew of questions – and the more answers they ace, the higher their odds will become of harvesting a bumper crop.
Clemson Extension's Build a Rain Barrel Workshop on June 25 in Sumter will save you money and help the environment.