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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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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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In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

November 12, 2019

Created by a team of students from Texas Applied ARts, the Waller Creek Monster Habitat is one of the light sculptures that make up Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creek Show, which started Nov. 7 at Waller Creek between 9th and 12th streets. 

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Harvesting invasive plants at Brackenridge Field Lab

Invasives Make a Splash at the Creek Show

November 11, 2019

UT Austin's Biodiversity Center supported the development of the Creek Monster Habitat by Texas Appl;ied Arts students and faculty by allowing Texas Applied Arts students to collect materials for nest construction, or invasive plants, from the Brackenridge Field Laboratory.

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In the News: Texas Guadaloop on Hovering

November 7, 2019

Partially funded by Green Fund, student org Texas Guadaloop is working on the technology to develop a hyperloop transit system.

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Texas Arbor Day 2019

Celebrating Texas Arbor Day by Planting Waller Creek

November 7, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day on November 1, with a planting event at the UT Orchard by Waller Creek (west side of 24th Street and San Jacinto). The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform stretches of Waller Creek that run through campus, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

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Half Pint prairie

Pocket Prairie

November 7, 2019

In the Fall 2019 McCombs School of Business Magazine, BBA student Jack Rouse talks about helping add a unique ecosystem, Blackland prairie, to campus.

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In the News: Earthquakes in West Texas Have Increased Dramatically

November 6, 2019

West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin.

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