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Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

AUSTIN, Texas —The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows.

Wildfire Victims Offered Guidance on Salvaging Records

Conservators in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin are hosting a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., to help wildfire victims salvage some of their personal records that have been damaged by fire or water.

Conservation Work Begins on Dresses From “Gone With The Wind”

Conservation Work Begins on Dresses From “Gone With The Wind”

EVENT: News media availability about the ongoing conservation efforts of costumes from "Gone With The Wind" (1939). WHEN: 10-11 a.m. (CST), Wednesday, July 20. This hour will be the only media availability. WHERE: Within the Harry Ransom Center's conservation department. The Ransom Center is at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe streets. BACKGROUND: In 2010,…   » Continue Reading

Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

Think Globally, But Act Locally When Studying Plants, Animals, Global Warming, Researchers Advise

Think Globally, But Act Locally When Studying Plants, Animals, Global Warming, Researchers Advise

Global warming is clearly affecting plants and animals, but we should not try to tease apart the specific contribution of greenhouse gas driven climate change to extinctions or declines of species at local scales, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin advise.

What It Takes to Make a Sustainable Landscape

Back to Turning Over a New Leaf feature story The university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center staff are not only developing a green landscaping rating system with their partners in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, they consult on sustainable landscape design, such as at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Advanced Micro Devices' Austin…   » Continue Reading

Philosopher Brings Human Values to Environmental Decisions

When Conservation International began working with one of Indonesia's largest energy companies on an environmentally conscious development plan two years ago, the groups looked to a philosopher for guidance.

Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Provide $1 Million Gift for Ransom Center’s Conservation and Preservation Programs

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1 million gift from the Booth Heritage Foundation to support and enrich its conservation and preservation programs. The gift to Campaign for Texas, the university's capital campaign, will support a five-year initiative to enhance the…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Identify Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park As One of Most Biodiverse Places on Earth

Scientists Identify Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park As One of Most Biodiverse Places on Earth

A team of scientists has documented that Yasuní National Park, in the core of the Ecuadorian Amazon, shatters world records for a wide array of plant and animal groups, from amphibians to trees to insects.