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Comb Jellies Possibly First Lineage to Branch Off Evolutionary Tree

A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were...

October 11, 2017

In Iceland Stream, Possible Glimpse Of Warming Future

When a normally cold stream in Iceland was warmed, the make-up of life inside changed as larger organisms thrived while smaller ones struggled. The findings carry implications for life in a warming climate as...

October 4, 2017

Up From The Ground

Initial research by a team of University of Alabama marine scientists hints groundwater contributes contaminants into Mobile Bay, a situation that could worsen as rising sea levels awaken contaminants dormant in the sediment. Scientists...

September 25, 2017

To Aid Utilities, Researchers Seek Ancient Floods Near Tennessee River

With funding from energy utilities, a team of researchers at The University of Alabama are collaborating with peers across the Southeast to understand the frequency and possible size of floods along the Tennessee River...

August 22, 2017

UA Professor to Lead Study of Nation’s Forests

Using satellite imagery and computer modeling, a research team led by The University of Alabama hopes to understand the future implications of the management of the nation’s forests.

August 18, 2017

UA Spin-off Technology Selected for National Start-Up Contest

Technology developed at The University of Alabama aimed at producing inexpensive, flexible thin-film solar cells for military applications has been selected for a national business start-up contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 5, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century, UA Study Confirms

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.

April 13, 2017

Antarctic Mountain Range Formed from Heat Below, UA Study Finds

Work by geologists from The University of Alabama show that a layer of heated earth just below portions of Antarctica is pushing the Transantarctic Mountains up from the ground.

April 11, 2017

To Combat Coral-Eating Pest, UA Researcher Helps Find What They Smell

A University of Alabama researcher is part of a team that identified genes used to communicate by a starfish that preys upon coral reefs, a promising discovery that could lead to efforts to repel...

April 7, 2017

Ceremony to Celebrate Research by UA Faculty Rescheduled

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.

March 21, 2017

Minzoni quote

“We should definitely be planning for sea level rise in coastal communities, especially those on the Gulf Coast. . . . As a paleoclimatologist, I see sea level rise as […]

February 27, 2017

Steinberg quote

“They (certain birds) don’t participate in this behavior during the breeding season because their energy is geared towards producing and raising young birds. It probably happens in the winter because […]

February 14, 2017

UA Professor Receives Highest Award in Geosciences

Dr. Nick Tew at Moraine Lake

The American Geosciences Institute recently announced that Dr. Berry H. “Nick” Tew Jr., the state geologist of Alabama and the director of The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, has received the...

September 29, 2016

Everglades quote

“The goal is to aid and develop understanding to retain the Everglades in as pristine a state as possible. And that’s a continuing process.”

September 9, 2016

A Greener Gusher

A University of Alabama chemistry professor and an international group of scientists are working to replace petrochemicals with wood.

September 7, 2016