Topic: Environment

UT Austin Receives $5.6M to Study Alaska’s Arctic Coast

March 15, 2017
Kenneth Dunton and James McClelland near Nuvagapuk Lagoon, Alaska

Researchers will study changes on land and in the ocean that affect the fish and wildlife that native communities depend on.

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Congress Should Not Undo Chemical Safety Protections

Feb. 20, 2017
Chemical Storage

This news should be of great concern to anyone who lives or works near a wide variety of facilities that use or store chemicals that can cause devastating damage when they leak or explode.

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Exposing Genomic Underpinnings of Adaptation

Nov. 7, 2016
Mustard hill coral (Porites astreoides) with Christmas worms

Separate populations of the same species — in this case, coral — can diverge in their capacity to regulate genes when adapting to their local environment.

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Not So Clean

Oct. 6, 2016
Emissions from Smokestack

Why push for a Clean Power Plan if we are already two-thirds of the way there and headed — without federal intervention — lower than the ultimate goal of the plan?

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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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