Sustainability

Wide angle shot of engineers measuring beach

Building Momentum for the Blue Economy

When it comes to the economy, the ocean is a major player — from tourism to energy, seafood to shipping, the world’s marine-related assets tally up to trillions of dollars. But our oceans and coastlines are facing unprecedented pressures. Confronted with this reality, a new concept has emerged that... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Eelgrass in Great Bay Estuary
    - Giving Eelgrass an Edge
    UNH researchers received a new NOAA grant that aims to improve the health of eelgrass in Great Bay. Read More
  • Woodland animals such as mice play an essential role in keeping forests healthy and thriving.
    - Tiniest Woodland Animals Play Critical Role in Keeping Forests Healthy
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  • Sustainable Recognition
    - Sustainable Recognition
    UNH was once again selected to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for 2022, marking the 14th consecutive year that the university has achieved such status. Read More
  • jackie_Harris
    - Inspired to make an impact
    Inspired by one city’s commitment to address climate change, Jackie Harris ’23 served as an intern this summer in Keene, New Hampshire on a team aimed at reducing the water and... Read More
  • Two people fly a drone on a rocky coast
    - FOSTERing Success
    A UNH program that helps New Hampshire small businesses grow by accessing federal grant funding has notched its first major success. Portsmouth-based Nearview, a participant in... Read More
  • Stuart Grandy, professor of soil biogeochemistry and fertility, and Paula Mouser, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have received a two-year USDA equipment grant for $323,025 to purchase an ultra-high-performance high resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry instrument (UHPLC-MS/MS) similar to the instrument here.
    - UNH Scientists Receive $1M to Support Critical Soil Sustainability Research
    University of New Hampshire scientists have received three grants totaling $1 million that will support research addressing urgent questions in soil sustainability and, ultimately... Read More
  • Woman in white lab coat samples liquid outdoors with bright sun over her shoulder
    - Research Snapshot: Protecting Great Bay
    UNH researchers sample wastewater from treatment facilities around Great Bay to understand how contaminants flow into our environment and ultimately protect our drinking water. Read More
  • Aerial view of Thompson Hall
    - Sustainably Cool
    The University of New Hampshire has once again been recognized for its sustainability efforts by the Sierra Club, which ranked UNH ninth among the “Top 20 Coolest Schools of 2021... Read More
  • Car drives on flooded road near beach
    - Roads Under Water
    With a new $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant, UNH researchers will study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing... Read More
  • Researcher strides across ditch in salt marsh carrying square trancept
    - Marsh March
    Research in salt marshes in Rowley, Mass., explores solutions to long-ago created ditches, which increase flooding from sea level rise. Read More