UTA In The News — Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday, Feb 26, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Fire releases air pollutants

Melanie Sattler, a UT Arlington civil engineering professor, said the chemicals released into the air from a major Richland Hills fire Thursday are classified as hazardous air pollutants, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. However, she said the distance between the fire and residential homes was probably enough not to have any acute impacts.

Freeze is signal of climate change

Nick Fang, UT Arlington associate professor of civil engineering, was one of several professors who signed a Dallas Morning News op-ed column saying that the Texas freeze is a call to prepare for climate change.

Sustainable food

UT Arlington’s Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department, is working on a project to study how to make farming more sustainable and environmentally friendly, AZO Life Sciences, BollyInside and U.S. Fed News reported.

Putin/Lukashenka relationship explored
Brian Whitmore, UT Arlington adjunct assistant professor and nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, wrote an opinion piece for the Atlantic Council examining the relationship between Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin and Belarusian strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka.