Topic: Conservation

Global Production of Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking

April 16, 2014
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The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

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Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Dec. 24, 2012

Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows.

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Celebrating the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

March 12, 2012
Celebrating the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

This year marks the centennial of Lady Bird Johnson's birth. Watch a video about our environmental First Lady and the impact of her conservation efforts.

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Wildfire Victims Offered Guidance on Salvaging Records

Sept. 8, 2011

Conservators in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin are hosting a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., to help wildfire victims salvage some of their personal records that have been damaged by fire or water.

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Landscaping with Austin's climate in mind

Aug. 12, 2011
Xeriscaped plantings like this one require less maintenance, including water, than traditional plantings.

The university is transforming plant beds around campus into xeriscaped spaces with native plants that require less watering.

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