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UA Joins UN Network for Sustainable Solutions

A University of Alabama College of Engineering research center has been invited to join a global initiative for the United Nations with a focus on sustainable development.

April 25, 2019

Student Club Wants a Friendlier World for the Bees

The UA Bee Club is dedicated to making the world a friendlier place for the essential honey bee.

April 24, 2019

Formulating a Better Partnership for Water Quality

Water is one of the most important resources on the planet, and researchers at The University of Alabama are calculating ways to improve its quality and management.

April 22, 2019

Climate Change to Blame for Hurricane Maria’s Extreme Rainfall

Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research led by The University...

April 17, 2019

UA Researchers Look to Extend Shelf Life of Nutritious Vegetables

While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama and the University of West Alabama aim to help microgreens, young and tender vegetables packed with flavor and nutrition, extend their freshness...

April 16, 2019

EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in...

April 9, 2019

UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

Nearly 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 27.

March 22, 2019

UA Researchers Show Best Methods to Help Endangered Woodpecker

The best methods to help an endangered woodpecker in Alabama thrive are installation of artificial homes and controlled burning in forests, according to research from The University of Alabama.

March 18, 2019

Under The Ice

A one-of-a-kind radar developed and built by UA professors and students is helping scientists unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.

March 6, 2019

UA Researcher Assists in Global Study of Amphibians

Frogs who live through noticeably different seasons during the year have a higher diversity of microorganisms living on their skin than those who experience only mild changes, according to research assisted by a biologist...

March 1, 2019

UA Biologist Helps Map Strawberry’s Genes

Through sequencing the genome of the garden strawberry, a biologist at The University of Alabama helped map the evolutionary history of the popular treat and provide a blueprint for future molecular breeding efforts.

February 27, 2019

Dixon Selected for UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award.

December 13, 2018

In Frigid Greenland, Engineering Student Helps Understand Climate

Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school before a visit to Greenland where he helped provide perspectives on improving climate models.

November 26, 2018

UA Researcher Helps Find Cause of Channels on Antarctic Ice

A researcher at The University of Alabama is part of an international team that found the cause of long, potentially damaging channels on Antarctic Ice Shelves.

November 1, 2018

UA Leads Effort to Understand Imperiled Mussel Biodiversity

A nearly $1.8 million project led by The University of Alabama hopes to identify the processes and mechanisms that underlie patterns of biodiversity in freshwater mussels to better arm managers of environmental resources.

October 25, 2018