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Vanderbilt Law School Student Wins Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

Megan McLean, a third-year student at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named the winner of the Environmental Law Institute’s 2015–2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. Ms. McLean will receive a $2000 award, a one-year membership to ELI, and publication of her article in the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR®), ELI’s flagship journal and the most often-cited law review covering environmental and natural resource issues.

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NSF Funds UT Engineering Look at Stormwater Adaptation, STEM Education

The growing reputation of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Engineering as a center for environmental research got a big boost recently thanks to the National Science Foundation.

The NSF's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation announced backing for a UT-led project to identify techniques for more sustainably managing stormwater runoff in urban areas.

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UT, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Release New Biodiversity Web Application

 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and School of Art have partnered with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Inventory and Monitoring Branch to create a new web application, Species Mapper.
 
Everyone from park managers to school groups can use Species Mapper to explore suitable habitats for species for more than 1,800 species.

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Groups Oppose TVA’s Coal Ash Cover Up Plan as Public Comment Period Ends

 

TVA Could Finalize Plan within Days to Permanently Leave Coal Ash Pollution in Place Despite Threats to Drinking Water

Several groups issued a final appeal to TVA to reverse course on a controversial plan to permanently cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or adjacent to rivers in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky— a stark contrast to utilities in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia that are moving coal ash away from waterways and into lined storage.

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