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Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase

Dr. Michael Steinberg, a University of Alabama researcher, is conducting a study of the coastal mangrove forests in Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula and in two national parks. The study uses satellite maps of the park’s coastal mangrove forests from the past 40 years to examine the forests growth or decline during that time frame.

UA’s ‘Discovering Alabama’ Features Local Watershed in New Documentary

The University of Alabama’s Emmy Award-winning series “Discovering Alabama” announces its newest documentary “North River Watershed” will air on Alabama Public Television Oct. 18.

Flooding’s Impact on Wetlands Measurable via Low-Cost Approach, UA-Led Research Shows

Scientists designed a new, on-site method for studying potential impacts rising sea levels can have on vital wetlands, said a University of Alabama researcher who led a study publishing today describing the modifiable apparatuses.

UA Partnering with MSU, AU on Water Resource Issues

Researchers from The University of Alabama, Mississippi State University and Auburn University are formally collaborating to advance water resource issues in their respective states and around the globe.

Nutrient Pollution Damages Streams in Ways Previously Unknown, UA Co-Authored Research Shows

In a new study published in the journal Science, a team of researchers, including University of Alabama ecologists, reports that nutrient pollution causes a significant loss of forest-derived carbon from stream ecosystems, reducing the ability of streams to support aquatic life.

UA Researchers Lead Gulf Coast Oil Spill Study

Two University of Alabama biologists are leading a new, three-year, $1.5 million study of the 2010 oil spill’s impact on the northern Gulf of Mexico in an effort to improve responses to future spills.

UA’s ‘Discovering Alabama’ Celebrating 30 Years, Announces New Documentaries

The University of Alabama’s Emmy Award-winning series “Discovering Alabama” announces its new three-part documentary sequence on “Alabama’s Coastal Paradise” will begin airing on Alabama Public Television Nov. 25.

UA Student to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru

The American Chemical Society selected eight students nationwide, including a University of Alabama senior, as representatives to attend the upcoming United Nations climate-change conference in Lima, Peru.

UA Students Selected for Environmental Contest

A team of University of Alabama students were selected for a national competition to design solutions to challenges facing the environment, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced.

UA Professor Details How Chemical Dumping Affects Anniston

The Monsanto Co. held its cards close to the vest, refusing to publicly acknowledge the damage its PCB pollution was doing in Anniston, even though internal memos revealed the company knew about the dangers of its chemical dumping since the 1960s. Now a University of Alabama researcher has written a book that sheds new light on a pollution scandal that resulted in a $700 million legal settlement and—according to the EPA—still affects the bucolic southern city today.

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