Joshua Fu has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award for his education efforts related to controlling air pollution.
Alison Boyer, a joint ORNL assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, spoke with Newsweek about the impact humans have had on mammals shrinking over time.
Sara Lipshutz, a doctoral candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was quoted in a Gizmodo article about a recently published article in Current Biology on hummingbird courtship dives.
Coal mining, under current US regulations, has significantly reduced the abundance and variety of fish, invertebrates, salamanders, and other aquatic life in streams.
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.