university of texas
June 10, 2016 -
A North Carolina-based climate advocacy group filed a complaint this week with the Environmental Protection Agency's Inspector General charging that the EPA is covering up underreporting of the natural gas industry's emissions of methane, an especially potent greenhouse gas.
August 13, 2013 -
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas' Barnett Shale, providing further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination.
June 25, 2013 -
With questions about race-based affirmative action still unresolved after this week's Supreme Court ruling in a landmark Texas case, some experts are advocating an approach based on class instead. But others warn that while that may be politically popular, it would still seriously reduce black and Latino representation at U.S. colleges.
March 20, 2013 -
A watchdog group with a track record of uncovering conflicts of interest in fracking research has discovered that the president's energy nominee failed to disclose he was a director of a firm that profits from the shale gas industry at the time he released an influential study concluding the environmental impacts of the controversial gas drilling practice were "manageable."
March 20, 2013 -
Legislation that would ban racial, ethnic or gender history studies from counting toward basic history requirements at Texas universities was spurred by a controversial report from a conservative education policy group that helped get a Chicano newspaper defunded at the state's flagship school.
March 19, 2013 -
When the NAACP challenged Jim Crow laws, it selected plaintiffs who would elicit both sympathy and outrage. Today conservatives are using the same tactic, as illustrated by Fisher v. The University of Texas -- a case challenging consideration of race in admissions.
January 28, 2013 -
An investigation has uncovered hundreds of examples of illegal and hazardous workplace practices at construction sites across Texas, the deadliest state for construction workers.