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Helping Green The Basin

The Chattanooga Times Free Press featured a UT class project. Ducktown, Tennessee is attempting to become the greenest small town in America, and a project led by a UT professor and former Chattanooga area resident is expected to help play a part. Tim Ezzell, a political science lecturer and director of the school’s Appalachian Teaching

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Trees: Nature’s Water Filter? UT Study Hopes to Prove So

For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the US Department of Agriculture, a team lead by UT was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000. The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations,” is a multidisciplinary effort coordinated with North Carolina State University to study the impact of trees on storm water management.