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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.