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News Topic environment was found in 13 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

November 2016

  • UTA researcher looks to use new algorithms to improve precipitation maps
    Better forecasts

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, innovation, research, weather

    A UTA civil engineering researcher will use a suite of new algorithms to improve the National Weather Service's rainfall measurement tools. The research will in turn provide better forecasting for runoff, creeks and streams, and reservoirs. The project is being funded through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant.

October 2016

  • UTA researchers earn phase II TxDOT funding to model geothermal de-icing of bridges
    Heating up

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, weather

    UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

September 2016

  • UTA study finds abnormalities in drinking water in Eagle Ford Shale region
    Groundwater study

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, environment, research, science

    An initial UTA study has found abnormalities in drinking water in the Eagle Ford Shale region, indicative of some contamination from industrial or agricultural activities in the area. The research, led by Professor Kevin Schug, was published recently in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

June 2016

  • UTA, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.

May 2016

  • UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions
    Weather data

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, sustainability, weather

    A UTA civil engineer has released a cell phone app that encourages people to report flash flooding in area creeks and waterways. At the same time, the engineer has been installing innovative wireless sensors to improve high-resolution modeling of urban water systems.

  • UTA scientists examine global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change
    Global warming

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    News Topics: environment, geology, research, science

    UTA scientists are leading a team examining global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences.

April 2016

February 2016

  • UTA biologists provide first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations
    Environmental stressors

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, environment, genetics, research, science

    UTA biologists have provided the first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations. The results were published in "The Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

  • Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new UTA laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology
    Alternative fuel

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, research, science, sustainability

    A generous gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow UTA researchers to build a new lab that will scale up their gas-to-liquid technology that can provide high-grade fuel that is cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.

January 2016