Topic: Conservation

Great Barrier Reef Can Survive for Another Century

April 19, 2018
Staghorn Coral

They're still under threat from global warming, but corals in the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic variation to survive for at least another century, or more than 50 years longer than previous estimates have suggested.

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New Camera Offers View of UT's Resident Falcon

March 2, 2018
Falcon on tower

A new live streaming web camera will allow scientists and members of the public to learn about a rare peregrine falcon that lives at the top of the UT Tower. 

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Bats Use Second Sense to Hunt Prey in Noisy Environments

Sept. 15, 2016
Fringe-lipped bat

This bat's ability to shift to a second sense for hunting might give it a leg up in competition with other predators in a noisy environment and might also alter prey populations.

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iSchool Can Help Flood Victims Save Documents and Heirlooms

May 26, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Superior flood damage from June 2012

Conservators and students UT Austin's School of Information are available to provide advice and limited disaster recovery assistance to help flood victims salvage damaged family treasures.

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Global Production of Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking

April 16, 2014
shade-grown

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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