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Lance Armstrong finishes among top 10 water users in Austin

November 11th, 2011

An investigation of water issues by an Austin writer and environmentalisthas revived the tactic of shaming high water users like celebrity bike competitor Lance Armstrong to make a point about water conservation in the drought-stricken state.
Paul Robbins asked the Austin Water Utility to release the records for the top residential water users in Austin for fiscal 2011, which just ended Oct. 30.

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‘Lifetime’ savings not best way to sway consumers on green products

September 28th, 2011

A University of Arkansas study suggests that “lifetime” savings claims on product labels are not the most effective method to reach consumers regarding the benefits and potential savings from using energy-efficient products.

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University of Arkansas’ research addresses security of inland waterways

September 7th, 2011

Transportation researchers at the University of Arkansas are working to develop a national decision-support system to help local, state and federal law-enforcement and emergency-management agencies identify commercially important rivers and infrastructure that may be especially vulnerable to a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

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Bee expert honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

May 5th, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey. Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis.

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