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Perhaps the only positive thing about the 2011 drought in Texas, the state’s worst single-year drought in history, is that it ended up being the mother of all teaching moments. The lessons learned are not pleasant, but addressing them will give the state a fighting chance when the next major drought comes around.

State Impact Texas (NPR/KUT), July 19, 2012 Featuring: Scott Tinker

LiveScience, Christian Science Monitor, UPI.com, Climate Central, State Impact Texas (NPR), May 28-June 4, 2012 Featuring: Bridget Scanlon

The nation’s food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere. The study, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, paints the highest resolution picture yet of how groundwater depletion varies across…

This spring, the Jackson School proudly inducts three legends into its Hall of Distinction. They were selected for their high-level accomplishments in academia, industry or government, as well as a strong affiliation with the Jackson School. Art Maxwell, a leader in deep sea drilling and marine geophysics, served from 1982 to 1994 as the first…

CBS Evening News, Feb. 23, 2012 Featuring: Eric Potter

New York Times/Texas Tribune, Jan. 14, 2012 Featuring: Jean-Philipe Nicot

Traditionally, geothermal energy has been associated with regions of intense volcanic or hydrothermal activity, like Iceland. For decades, however, scientists have wondered if the less volatile subsurface in areas such as Texas could provide economically viable locations for geothermal power. Bruce Cutright, a research associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, and colleagues are helping answer that question through several…

Pitfalls on the Road to Tapping New Energy

New York Times, Nov. 14, 2011 Featuring: Eric Potter

Statoil, UT Strike $5M Deal

Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 19, 2011 Featuring Scott Tinker

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