This month we were proud to see the work of Jenna Jambeck and the New Materials Institute featured in the cover story of National Geographic.
Researchers from the University of Georgia, in conjunction with researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have developed a new genetic engineering technique that dramatically improves an enzyme’s ability to break down biomass.
Every June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day, a day that was created to raise awareness about how we as a planet can help preserve our oceans. At Franklin College, we are fortunate to have many researchers who study our oceans and speak out. This year, the theme of the day in celebration is combating plastic pollution and our own Jenna Jambeck has a message for the United Nations on the topic.
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change.