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.
Faculty and experts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working with students from South-Doyle Middle School to rehabilitate a key portion of Knoxville’s urban wilderness.
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.
UT Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou has expanded on previous soil health research in an effort to better inform farmers and the agriculture industry.
More than one hundred Brita water bottle refilling stations in buildings across campus provide free filtered water. The next time you need a break, grab your reusable water bottle and head to the nearest refill station. You’ll get some exercise and save another plastic bottle from the landfill. After you’ve quenched your thirst, be sure to download February’s Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers.
Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there’s much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.
permafrost, according to UT microbiologists Tatiana Vishnivetskaya and Susan Pfiffner, who explored the sparsely populated region in August, could lead to important insights about climate control and the ability of some “living fossils” to survive in extreme environments.