Aug. 31, 2022
Changing of the Planet Texas 2050 Chairs
Read outgoing Planet Texas 2050 chair Adam Rabinowitz’s reflections of his time at the helm of this research grand challenge, as well as incoming chair Paola Passalacqua’s forecast for Planet Texas 2050’s future.
Sept. 16, 2021
The Next Generation of Flood Response
A team of Planet Texas 2050 researchers are creating a mobile app that will allow first responders to track flooding in real-time. It is made using sophisticated flood maps developed over a decade.
Aug. 17, 2021
Telling Climate Change Stories
Planet Texas 2050 is teaming up with The Drag Audio on a new podcast that will explore topics related to climate change, including everything from flooding to renewable energy.
Oct. 20, 2020
Planet Texas 2050 Shares Support for Austin Climate Equity Plan
The Planet Texas 2050 theme organizing committee shows its support for the City of Austin's Climate Equity Plan. We also request that the UT Austin President’s Sustainability Steering Committee integrate climate equity-related goals and strategies into the university Sustainability Master Plan.
July 15, 2020
Texas Needs to Prepare for Possible 10-year ‘Megadroughts’
Texas is no stranger to drought seasons. Both the 1950s and 2010s saw long dry spells that threatened the way of life for people who call the state home. However, these intense droughts could be nothing compared to what Texas may see in the future, new research published in the journal Earth’s Future finds.
July 9, 2020
Podcast: Border Land, Border Water
The landscape along the U.S.-Mexico border has changed drastically over the past 150 years — from fencing to surveillance infrastructure to damming and hydraulic projects.