Topic: Environment

Our National Parks Should Be About Scientific Preservation

Aug. 25, 2016
National Parks

These parks may provide answers to the most vexing problems of human interactions with nature to come, such as effective adaptations to  droughts, sea level rise and hurricanes.

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An Eco-Friendly Way to Boost Texas Cotton Production

June 13, 2016
Bee hovers near flower

Increasing the diversity of pollinators can dramatically increase cotton production. In South Texas alone, it could boost annual revenue by more than $1.1 million.

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Clean Power Plan Stay is Bad News for Texas, Natural Gas

Feb. 18, 2016
Natural Gas Drilling

The EPA's Clean Power Plan has been halted. Texas is a plaintiff in the case, so this is a big win for state officials, but it is a victory that will come at the expense of the health and welfare of every Texan.

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The Clean Power Plan: Let the Litigation Games Begin

Aug. 11, 2015
Smoke Stack

Although a good, sound policy, the president's Clean Power Plan will unleash a torrent of litigation rivaling that following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. That is a shame, because the EPA has gone out of its way to craft a plan that offers states time and flexibility.

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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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