Ecotourism offers a specific travel experience: It focuses on nature, education and sustainability. Often, these destinations highlight endangered or threatened species and engage visitors in making socially responsible choices.
One of Georgia’s most plentiful assets might be a key to help the state combat global climate change.
The state is covered with trees—Georgia is almost 60% forested—and each tree has the ability to offset carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere. But the amount of carbon, the cost of that sequestration, and potential for new jobs in rural parts of the state are all questions to be answered.
Some of the world’s most important feats of engineering come from natural formations.
Sand dunes are engineered to prevent erosion. Floodplains along rivers give them space to ebb and flow while protecting communities from flooding—and also filter out pollution and provide wildlife habitat.
A good day of fishing can mean different things to different people.
It goes beyond what you catch (or don’t). A successful day out on a lake or river is also affected by factors such as whether you want to fish from the shore or a boat or what kind of fish are stocked. Any fishery can be one angler’s secret spot—and another’s last resort.
When rural towns look for ideas to widen their economic base, tourism isn’t always the most obvious solution—especially during a pandemic.
But a new study by University of Georgia researchers offers a potential road map, connecting landscapes to preferences among motorcycle enthusiasts. By designating and marketing scenic byways, rural communities could appeal to a specific set of tourists who prefer small roads with no clear destination.
Smartphone apps that are marketed to support contact tracing are one component in stemming the spread of COVID-19. But by relying on a phone’s global positioning system, these apps may also be introducing unintended location errors affected by buildings or landscapes, according to a study by a University of Georgia researcher.
New study investigates heavy rains, increased use with potential negative impacts
The year began with record-breaking rainfall across Georgia, followed by a pandemic forcing millions to work and learn in their homes.
For residents with septic systems, it was a lot to process. Literally.
Rachel Hardegree spent her summer watching for feral hogs in Japan.
Red wolves are standing at a crossroads.
To the east lies a successful project to bring the endangered animals back to their historic range—now at a standstill. To the west lies a potential population that has flown under the radar until recently, with locals and wildlife researchers joining forces to learn more about them.
And Joey Hinton (PHD ’14) is right in the middle, ready for the journey.
The first few weeks of a tree seedling’s life can be the most precarious.
As it pushes thin new roots into the ground it’s also reaching up with tiny new leaves. Water and energy are precious. Most seedlings never make it past their first month on the ground.