Topic: Pollution

Switching to a Power Stroke Enables a Tiny But Important Marine Crustacean to Survive

April 2, 2013

Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography.

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Exposure to Environmental Contaminants Today Can Influence Behavior Generations Later

May 22, 2012

Exposure to chemicals has the ability to influence behavior of offspring several generations after the initial exposure, according to a new study published by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University.

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Conference to Bring World's Leading Experts on Indoor Air Quality to Austin

June 6, 2011

The world's leading experts on indoor air quality will address topics such as how a contaminant found in dust can affect an unborn child in the womb and how the proximity of a person's car to his or her home can affect cancer risks at the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate's triennial conference in Austin, June 5-10.

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The air inside

June 2, 2011
Richard Corsi has helped build a unique program in the Cockrell School of Engineering that has become recognized as one of

Professor Richard Corsi, an indoor air quality expert, shares why common household products could be among the worst things in your home.

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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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