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Greenhouses for growing landscaping plants

Growing for Campus in Greenhouses

January 17, 2020

Thanks to the effort of Landscape Services’ greenhouse staff, plants grown for campus are often descendents of other campus plants, grown from cuttings or seeds. This story is written by Allison Williams in Landscape Services.

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Oil and Gas Boom Could Increase Climate Emissions Significantly

January 15, 2020

New research from The University of Texas at Austin finds industrial buildout in oil, gas and petrochemical sectors in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southwest regions could generate more than half a billion tons of additional greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2030. 

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Earth Day 2020

A Longhorn's Guide to Earth Day at 50

January 7, 2020

Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary for this event that celebrates the greening of campus.

Lauren McKinney by Waller Creek

Blog: Sustaining a Creek

December 13, 2019

Sophomore Lauren McKinney has made her idea—find a way to keep Waller Creek cleaner—into a reality.

carbon capture

Mitigating Climate Change by Ramping Up Carbon Capture

December 9, 2019

New research looks at the technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS), which is a method of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial and power plants and storing it more than a mile underground within tiny spaces in the rock.

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Golf coral reef image from Texas Monthly

In the News: Research Models Coral Bleaching in the Gulf

December 6, 2019

Research paints a bleak, bleached future for the Gulf's coral under climate change because "predicted higher temperatures and changes in ocean acidification will severely degrade Gulf of Mexico reef systems by the end of the twenty-first century."

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UT Dining award

In the News: Vegan Options for Campus Residents Recognized

November 26, 2019

UT Dining received an A+ for their vegan options from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the first time since it started grading schools.

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Bat image in Daily Texan

In the News: The Problems for Texan Bats

November 22, 2019

Bats are one of Austin’s most iconic nonhuman residents, but their populations have been declining because of natural and man-made threats across Texas and the United States. 

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Greenhouse gas emissions

In the News: UT Produced More Than 1 Million Metric Tons of CO2 in a Year

November 18, 2019

According to the 2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report update, the University produced 1,076,486 metric tons of carbon dioxide during the 2017-2018 fiscal year compared to 612,000 in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. For the first time, the metric tons of carbon dioxide includes “supply chain emissions,” which accounts for emissions made by products and services the University purchases. 

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Green Fund and CreekShow

Building a Monster Habitat

November 15, 2019

Waller Creek Monster Habitat, an interactive, theatrical experience that tells the story of the Waller Creek revitalization and transformation. Designed and built by UT students in the Texas Applied Arts class, the habitat servedas a gateway into the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show.

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