Topic: Environment

Protecting Pollinators: UT Researchers Buzzing About Bees

May 19, 2015
Native bee (Andrena sp.) on coneflower (Insects Unlocked)

On May 19, President Barack Obama announced new steps to protect pollinators, bees in particular. Researchers on the Forty Acres, meanwhile, have been studying bees and protecting pollinations. Here's a quick look at some of the bee-related projects on which Longhorns are working.

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Political Ideology Drives Opinions on Key Energy Issues

April 29, 2015
energy-poll

Partisan politics are polarizing Americans’ views of several controversial energy issues, including the Keystone XL pipeline and hydraulic fracturing, according to the latest version of the UT Austin Energy Poll.

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The Right Way To Think About the Keystone XL pipeline

Nov. 24, 2014
The Right Way To Think About the Keystone XL pipeline

Amid the back-and-forth in Congress recently over the Keystone XL pipeline, which will ship fuel from Canadian oil sands to Texas to be processed and sent on to global markets, it's become increasingly hard for Texans and Americans to decide whether they support the project.

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SITES Program Certifies Sustainable Landscape Projects from Seattle to Atlanta

Aug. 7, 2014

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington state, a mixed-use development in northern California, a historic Civil-War era preserve in New York, and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia.

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Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

June 10, 2014

Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it's being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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