Topic: Agriculture

Agriculture Should be Part of Our Carbon Policy

March 19, 2015
Agriculture Should be Part of Our Carbon Policy

In light of President Barack Obama's looming carbon regulations for existing U.S. power plants, it's worth remembering that a comprehensive climate policy needs to do more than tackle smokestacks.

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Biologist Receives $1.5 Million to Study Potential Biofuel Crops

Aug. 2, 2012

A biologist at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study native prairie grasses as potential sources of biofuel.

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Groundwater Depletion in Semiarid Regions of Texas and California Threatens U.S. Food Security

May 29, 2012

The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere.

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Seed Size Is Controlled by Maternally Produced Small RNAs, Scientists Find

April 11, 2012

Seed size is controlled by small RNA molecules inherited from a plant's mother, a discovery from scientists at The University of Texas at Austin that has implications for agriculture and understanding plant evolution.

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Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

April 14, 2011

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

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