December 4, 2017
This summer, concerned citizens filled the halls of the Texas Capitol, testifying passionately over controversial subjects from insurance coverage of abortions to the “bathroom bill” aimed at transgender people. Meanwhile, city officials and activists from cities and towns across the state gathered in Austin to fight for an entirely different category of living things that call urban landscapes like Austin home: trees.
Forty-three percent of Americans want President Donald Trump to revive the coal industry and 64 percent think he can do it, according to the spring 2017 edition of the biannual University of Texas Energy Poll.
However, energy market experts believe coal isn’t coming back.
November 8, 2016
When economics junior Joy Youwakim was growing up, she grew tired of being told to eat everything on her plate because people elsewhere were starving.
“It’s ridiculous that it’s 2016, and there are still people that are hungry in the world, especially when we produce enough,” Youwakim said.
October 25, 2016
Health and wellness technology is everywhere — fitbit apps, patient portals and nutrition trackers — but a new study by UT researchers shows that this technology might not be helping the people who need it the most: those who have a hard time understanding health information.
October 4, 2016
On Friday, a working group of students, faculty and staff from across campus unveiled UT’s first campus-wide Sustainability Master Plan.
The plan, intended to guide development in conservation, social equality and environmental education over the next 15 years, defines sustainability as development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the security of future generations.
September 29, 2016
Tomorrow, a working group started by the Office of Sustainability will unveil the University’s first Sustainability Master Plan at the seventh-annual Sustainability Symposium.
April 21, 2016
What starts with millennials could change the world’s climate. Although energy and environmental issues are still mainly partisan among older Americans, younger voters are overall more concerned about climate change, according to a UT survey.
March 11, 2016
After a tragedy hit Austin, women are fighting back.
December 7, 2015
The roar of thousands of people with their arms outstretched in the Nazi salute fills the stadium as three-year German Chancellor Adolf Hitler watches the opening ceremonies approvingly.
Swastika flags and Olympic banners line the crowded streets above athletes and spectators from nearly 50 different nations, where only a few weeks before were signs reading “Deutsche kauft nicht beim Juden”: “Germans don’t buy from Jews.”
Angry German speeches filled with anti-Semitic hatred clash with American Olympic officials reassuring the country that there’s no reason not to do business with the new German regime.
The triumphant opening notes of the American national anthem accompanies the handing of the gold medal to Jesse Owens, now an Olympic hero.
No, this isn’t Berlin 1936. It’s Austin 2015, at The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibit.
November 4, 2015
The Austin City Council will consider abolishing its policy of giving smoking ban waivers to festivals that use city parks after debate among members over Fun Fun Fun Fest’s waiver application at Thursday’s special meeting.