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.
UT’s Jon Hathaway, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is an expert in flooding, water runoff, and urban water issues. He provides some information about the issues facing Texas and Louisiana when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey begin to recede.
Science Magazine recently reported that the construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards’ heads have grown larger—an adaptation that allows them to eat a wider variety of insects made available by the dam’s creation. The finding may signal other rapid
A UT earth and planetary sciences professor is co-principal investigator on a project that will study how practices to restore coastal marshes and lands are impacting marsh food webs. The project recently received a $2 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s RESTORE Science Program. NOAA disbursed a total of $16.7 million to