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Engineers Host Benefit Concert for Global Communities in Need

Event: Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering will hold a benefit concert, featuring When the Lights Turn Red, to support water projects for rural communities in South America and Africa. When: 6-11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38th 1/2 St. Background: Recognizing that nearly 20 percent of the world's population…   » Continue Reading

Center for Energy Economics to Assess Ghana’s Oil & Gas Sector

UT Austin’s Center for Energy Economics is conducting a “needs assessment” for the oil and gas sector in the west African country of Ghana. The goal is to provide a roadmap for developing the infrastructure and expertise to most effectively manage Ghana’s emerging oil and gas industry.

Severity, Length of Past Megadroughts Dwarf Recent Drought in West Africa

Severity, Length of Past Megadroughts Dwarf Recent Drought in West Africa

Droughts far worse than the infamous Sahel drought of the 1970s and 1980s are within normal climate variation for sub-Saharan West Africa, according to new research.