Household waste from food, wrapping paper and other holiday shopping list items increases by an estimated 25 percent, or about 1 million extra pounds per week, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
As it starts to cool down here in Texas, it’s time for the annual monarch butterfly migration. This year, the Austin Parks and Recreation department aims to create corridors of milkweed plants and nectar sources, which are food sources and part of the iconic butterfly’s natural habitat.
Some students misuse prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, known as “study drugs,” to get better grades. A new University Health Services campaign aims to inform and educate students about them.
A new study from UT researchers found that flooding from crater lakes on Mars could have rapidly shaped the its surface billions of years ago. These floods could have forged canyons over the span of years, months or even weeks.