News Category: climate-change

Oil and Gas Boom Could Increase Climate Emissions Significantly

Jan. 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. 

Mitigating Climate Change by Ramping Up Carbon Capture

Dec. 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.

In the News: Research Models Coral Bleaching in the Gulf

Dec. 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."

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

Nov. 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. 

Blog: Sitting in the Sit-In

Oct. 30, 2019

Do you want to take action? Texas Sustainability intern Anthony Rivera reflects on joining the 8th Climate Change Sit in on October 25, 2019 in this blog post.

In the News: Environmentalists Protest Climate Change Denier

Oct. 29, 2019

Students Fighting Climat Change, faculty and other organizations protested a talk by a climate change denier, according the The Daily Texan.

In the News: UT Must Implement Targets to Lower Greenhouse Gases

Sept. 30, 2019

A very informed opinion piece in The Daily Texan looks for quantitative goals from UT Austin about greenhouse gas emissions.

In the News: UT Students Walk Out for Climate

Sept. 21, 2019

The Campus Environmental Center and other UT students groups/individuals participated in the September 20, 2018 Climate Strike in Austin.

In the News: Zero Waste on Campus

Sept. 9, 2019

The Daily Texan published a series of three opinion pieces on sustainability and achieving zero waste goals on campus.

Learning from Histra

Aug. 9, 2019

The challenges of rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, climate change and the pressure these put on natural resources such as water, all are staring Texas in the face. As part of Planet Texas 2050, Adam Rabinowitz, an associate professor of classics, is looking for lessons in settlements of the past, and one of the best regions to find those is around the Black Sea.