The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and monitor a carbon capture and storage demonstration project that will take CO2 from a coal-fired power plant and inject it deep underground. It will be among only a handful of other carbon capture and storage tests around the world using human-made CO2.
Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars — a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs — solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.
Camille Parmesan's new, big idea in conservation biology—the "assisted colonization" of species threatened by climate change—is a product, in roughly equal parts, of cynicism, experience and hope. Parmesan, an associate professor of integrative biology, wasn't cynical at all when she first got involved, in the mid-1990s, with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change… » Continue Reading
LBJ School International Climate Change Conference Examines Policy, Political Action and Research for Climate Change Adaptation
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host the international conference "After Copenhagen: Collaborative Response to Climate Change," the first part of a biennial global climate forum between Texas and Alberta, Canada. The two-day conference, being held April 6 through 9, will focus on research, policy and issues surrounding climate change.
Dynamic mapping, other techniques enable Strauss Center scholars to pinpoint African areas most vulnerable to climate change
Since the Cold War's end, the source of threats to America's security has shifted from great powers to failing states. Terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Genocide in Darfur and Rwanda. Peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts threaten to strain an already stretched military. Now the Defense Department is considering… » Continue Reading
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, working with scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have received a $4.6 million grant to explore how switchgrass, a native prairie grass and promising source of biofuel, will fare under future climate change.
New ground measurements made by the West Antarctic GPS Network (WAGN) project, composed of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, The Ohio State University, and The University of Memphis, suggest the rate of ice loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been slightly overestimated.
The University of Texas at Austin will use $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Texas General Land Office to identify state-owned areas underlying the Gulf of Mexico where carbon dioxide (CO2) can be stored safely and economically.
The University of Texas at Austin Receives $1 Million Grant to Build Carbon Capture and Storage Workforce
The University of Texas at Austin will use a $994,702 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help create a skilled workforce for the emerging carbon capture and storage industry and to build public awareness of the technology's benefits to society.
Scientists struggling to understand how Earth's climate will change in the next few decades have neglected a potential treasure trove of information—sediments deposited in the ocean by major Arctic rivers such as the Colville and Mackenzie rivers—according to geoscientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.