Pollution

Delaware Sea Grant’s Annual Report Informs Community About Latest Efforts

Science fuels innovation, and innovation fuels the economy. Recognizing this fundamental connection, Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) has promoted the wise use, conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources since 1976 by supporting scientific research with real-world benefits. DESG uses...Read more

15 Second Science

Learn something new in a flash by watching our 15 Second Science video series. The playlists below are organized by episode category. You can watch them all on this page, or visit our YouTube...Read more

Bioremediation of wastewater and industrial emissions by Heterosigma akashiwo for the production of biofuels at commercially relevant scales (RCE-4)

Investigators:  Jennifer J. Stewart and Kathryn J. Coyne — University of Delaware

Building from earlier Delaware Sea Grant research, larger-scale growth of...Read more

Bay to Bay: A multidisciplinary watershed investigation across the Delmarva Peninsula

Already teaching watersheds in your curriculum? Interested in teaching about watersheds?

In 2014 and 2016, Delaware Sea Grant conducted the "Bay-to-Bay" teacher professional development workshops. Beginning in at the Virden Conference Center on the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Technology

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

Between gas, maintenance, and repairs, you probably spend a lot on your vehicle. Wouldn’t it be nice if your car paid you back? It could happen in the near future thanks to technology being developed at the University of...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Ocean Acidification

This is Sea Talk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

Is air pollution threatening the sea? Carbon dioxide is a natural part of the air and seawater, but too much causes problems.

Cars and factories release carbon dioxide pollution into the air. Over the past 150 years, the...Read more

Aug. 15: Ocean Currents lecture on carbon's role in the changing global climate

2:21 p.m., Aug. 1, 2013--When power plants and cars release pollution, large amounts of carbon dioxide wind up not just in the air but also in the ocean. As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the world’s oceans are soaking up much of the excess.

“The last hundred years,...Read more

Algae species holds potential for dual role as pollution reducer, biofuel source

A hardy algae species is showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel, based on new research at the University of Delaware.

The microscopic algae Heterosigma akashiwo grows rapidly on a gas mixture that has the same carbon dioxide and nitric oxide...Read more

Development of microalgae for bioremediation of flue gas coupled to production of renewable energy (R/SCD-2)

Investigators: Kathryn Coyne and Jennifer Stewart—University of Delaware Smokestack emissions contain contaminants that negatively impact human health and the environment. Scientists are looking to use algae to help clean up the air – and serve as a renewable energy source. The...Read more

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