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Electric Bike Sharing Stations Generating Data

UT is home to the nation’s first fully-automated electric bike sharing stations thanks to civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry. Electric-assist bikes have an electric motor in the hub and allows users to go up hills with more ease. Cherry and his team are collecting data on a number of questions related to [...]

River Cleanup

May is a traditional month for graduations, but some UT students are doing volunteer work around their campus before starting life before college. Agriculture students worked to clean up the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries of plant growth and trash.

Holiday Plants

It’s not an activity you typically think about at Christmas, but gardening — indoors and out — can be a fun holiday experience. You can create Yuletide beauty that lasts well beyond the holidays, many times with things already growing in your landscape.

Obed Watershed

If you see a pretty flowing river in Tennessee, know there are many creeks and streams that feed into it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau are working to preserve the water in these tributaries.

LPAC 2011: Walter Block – Pt.1

Dr. Walter Block speaks to the crowd at LPAC 2011.

Little River Facilty

It’s long been an issue in farming-how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT AgResearch has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

Ron Paul on Nuclear Energy and Japan 03/15/11

Ron Paul joins David Asman on America’s Nightly Scoreboard to discuss the disaster in Japan, nuclear power, knee-jerk reactions, global economics, rising prices, and Keynesian policies.

Protecting Cerulean Warblers

Doctoral candidate Than Boves is working to ensure the continued survival of cerulean warblers and the preservation of their environment.

Ranavirus Amphibians

A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Researchers with UT’s Institute of Agriculture are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.

Solar Project

Sunny days often improve our disposition, but could bright sunlight also provide much-needed power and energy? Some UT students are working to harness solar radiation as a way to heat and cool our homes and fuel our lifestyles.

4-H Goes Green

4-H and the color green have always gone together. After all, that’s the hue of the famed color that serves as the organization’s logo. Now some Tennessee 4-H’ers are going green to help save the planet

Caving

Tennessee has more caves than any other US state. Thats according to environmental groups who have mapped more than 9000 caves in the state. Some 4-Hers got an introduction to spelunking in a summertime program.

Switchgrass Forage

Switchgrass is forage grown in Tennessee that could soon be a source for gasoline – possibly reducing our nation’s dependance on foreign oil. But does the crop have other potential uses? Experts with UT’s Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.

Environmental Landscaping

We can make an outdoor area even more beautiful and protect the environment at the same time. That’s the idea behind a class – and several community service projects – with the Environmental Landscape Design Lab at UT’s Institute of Agriculture.

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