News Category: in-the-news

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: Vegan Options for Campus Residents Recognized

Nov. 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.

In the News: The Problems for Texan Bats

Nov. 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. 

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. 

In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

Nov. 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. 

In the News: Texas Guadaloop on Hovering

Nov. 7, 2019

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

In the News: City and University Discuss Sustainability and Conservation

Nov. 6, 2019

The McCombs Social Innovation Institute hosted a panel discussion about sustainability and conservation in the city and on campus.

In the News: UT and City Partner to Study the Impact of Green Spaces on Children's Health

Nov. 5, 2019

The city of Austin and the University are collaborating to study how green spaces in schoolyards impact children’s health and activity.

In the News: Planting for Texas Arbor Day

Nov. 4, 2019

Around 30 volunteers (students and staff) worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs, wildflowers, and trees around Waller Creek in celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

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.