Environment News

Expert: What Texas, Louisiana Will Face Following Hurricane Flooding

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.

Help Make Game Day Zero Waste as a Waste Warrior

UT Recycling is in need of Waste Warriors to help run zero-waste stations across campus and pass out bags and buttons for the game against Ohio tomorrow. Volunteers will receive a free shirt and free food. Keep an eye out for more game day volunteer opportunities by following UT Recycling on Facebook.

Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage

Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Great Smoky Mountains National Park and UT

UT’s partnership with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a unique and mutually beneficial relationship. This collaboration supports and enhances public access, appreciation, financial support, preservation and stewardship of the park, while providing essential educational, research, and service-learning opportunities for students and faculty.

UT Research: Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

A new paper authored by UT professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect. The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming.