Coal mining, under current US regulations, has significantly reduced the abundance and variety of fish, invertebrates, salamanders, and other aquatic life in streams.
UT geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer warns of an increased risk of landslides as the rainy season continues, reports WBIR.
Professors Lisa Reyes and Kelsey Ellis shared findings of their current project “Vortex Southeast” at a National Weather Service workshop in conjunction with the severe storms laboratory.
Hurricane Maria was the 10th most powerful storm on record when it tore through the Caribbean last fall, leaving behind nearly $92 billion in damage and changing lives forever.
UT paleontologist Stephanie Drumheller-Horton is quoted in a New York Times article about Aldabra Atoll, an island in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar that is a predator-free paradise for more than 100,000 giant tortoises.
The green fee, officially known as the Student Environmental Initiatives Fee, was established in 2005 by the Student Government Association to create a fund for environmental projects on campus. These projects contribute to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring down year-over-year utility costs.
In a trend that echoes the U.S.-Mexico border debate, some say that calling non-native animals “foreigners” and “invaders” only worsens the problem, according to an article in Smithsonian Magazine. UT ecologist Daniel Simberloff feels that those who believe this deny the existence of climate change.
In the drive to survive changing climates, larger herbivores may fare slightly better than their smaller competitors.
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it.
UT sustainability manager Preston Jacobsen recently spoke with the News Sentinel about UT’s inclusion in two prestigious lists of schools that are doing great things in sustainability.
With annual rainfall five inches above normal for the year, East Tennessee’s fall foliage is set to be a showstopper.
Jon Hathaway talked to WATE about Hurricane Harvey and flood mitigation.