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UTA In The News — Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Explosion explained

UT Arlington's Seth Post and Sangwook Park from the Physics Department authored a work with others explaining what happened in the Chandra data, which suggests that a very lopsided explosion may have produced this Type 1a supernova, Space Fellowship, Red Orbit, SpaceRef and many other websites reported. Their findings were detailed in a Sept. 1, 2014, issue of The Astrophysical Journal. A NASA news release highlighted the work, showing astronomers just how varied such beautiful cosmic flowers can be.

Valuing water

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value, wrote Meghna Tare, executive director of the UT Arlington Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, for TriplePundit.com. The world must rethink how we value water, reduce the strains on water systems and safeguard future water supplies, she wrote.

Divestment campaigns

If divestment campaigns seeking to sever colleges from fossil fuel investments are successful, students, who are largely manning the campaigns, will lose, an op-ed piece in the Boulder Daily Camera reported. Lisa Hamil, a University of Colorado instructor and consultant in the oil and gas industry, wrote the piece. She quoted Roger Meiners, chair of the UT Arlington Economics Department in the College of Business. Meiners said that divesting from fossil fuels when the world depends on these resources for affordable sources of energy does not effectively address the issue of climate change.