Topic: Environment

Following the Flow

Following the Flow

UVA scientists and educators assess and improve water quality

Suzanne Maben, gray-green waders hugging her legs, forges into the middle of Paine Run and, like a nurse monitoring a patient, records the vital signs of...

Winter 2011

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Kerry Kriger (Engr ’96) founded Save the Frogs to protect amphibians

Frogs are disappearing and Kerry Kriger (Engr ‘96) says their extinctions are a bellwether for the survival of other species and ecosystems. In 2008, he founded the nonprofit, Save the...

September 23, 2011

Jewel Box in the Woods

Jewel Box in the Woods

Architect builds cabin by hand

When architect Olle Lundberg (Arch ‘79) bought 16 acres overlooking the virgin forests of the Gualala River canyon in California, the first thing he and his wife, Mary, did was...

Fall 2011

What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

New website shows levels of pharmaceuticals in Virginia wastewater

Want to know what prescription and generic drugs are in your local wastewater? Now Virginia residents can check using a new website created by UVA engineering professors Lisa Colosi...

Fall 2011

Ticked-Off Carnivores

Ticked-Off Carnivores

Tick bites likely cause allergy to red meat

Ticks are icky. They spread Lyme disease. And now it appears they might interfere with your ability to enjoy a hamburger. A team headed by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, UVA...

Fall 2011

The Consequences of Dinner

The Consequences of Dinner

How food shapes the U.S. economy and environment

Ever wonder how the food we eat gets to the supermarket?

Summer 2011

Trees on the Move

Trees on the Move

Russian boreal forests undergoing change in vegetation

Until recently, the northern part of the Great Russian forest—which is the size of the continental U.S.—was populated with larch trees, while the slightly...

Summer 2011

Step on the Gas

Step on the Gas

How nitrogen exposes human impact on the environment

If you want to better gauge how your lifestyle affects the environment, there is now a “nitrogen footprint” to set alongside your carbon footprint.

A...

Summer 2011

Bird Food Redux

Bird Food Redux

Feathers and diet give insights into environmental health

For one UVA researcher, clues about the health of the environment lie in examining the feathers and vomit of birds.

Charles Clarkson (Grad ’14), a doctoral candidate...

Winter 2010

Taking the Pledge

Taking the Pledge

As part of national Campus Sustainability Day in October, University employees and students electronically “signed” an online pledge that reads, “I pledge to consider the social,...

Winter 2010

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

UVA professor tackles the complexities of transporting trash

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Winter 2010

An Almost Forgotten Oil Spill

An Almost Forgotten Oil Spill

Remembering the Ixtoc I Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

As a graduate student working on Padre Island during the summer of 1979, I was among the first to witness the oil from the Ixtoc I spill coming ashore on...

Fall 2010

The healing power of fat

The healing power of fat

UVA scientists grow more-therapeutic cells

Researchers have discovered that adipose stem cells—adult stem cells found in fatty tissue—can be used to treat chronic wounds, severe burns and diseases characterized by...

Fall 2010

Between extremes

Between extremes

Study of songbirds shows costs and benefits of testosterone levels

Just as Aristotle’s observations centuries ago led him to recommend moderation in all things, a team of scientists who studied a species of American songbird concluded that...

Fall 2010

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.