Nov. 9, 2023
“Youth Perspectives on the Environment" Photovoice Exhibit Launching at Pharr Memorial Library November 15th
The launch celebration for the opening of a new exhibition, "Looking to the Future: Youth Perspectives on the Environment" is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th, at 6 p.m. at the Pharr Memorial Library in Pharr, Texas. The thought-provoking photovoice exhibit is presented by the Coalition for Youth, Health, and the Environment, in collaboration with Texas Children in Nature (TCiNN) and The University of Texas at Austin's Planet Texas 2050 (PT2050) grand challenge.
Oct. 24, 2023
Humanizing Our Planet
The winners of the inaugural Planet Texas 2050 + Humanities Institute Faculty Learning Community awards have been announced. Despite planning to select only five awardees for the inaugural cohort, the organizers received dozens of impressive applications, compelling program leaders to select six recipients for the full award as well as funding ten additional microgrants. The awards are the result of a recent open call that Planet Texas 2050 issued in partnership with the Humanities Institute to seed new collaborations with researchers from arts, design, and humanities. 
Sept. 11, 2023
Austin's Power Couple
The collaboration between the City of Austin and Planet Texas 2050 has been crucial to ensuring the city’s leaders are basing their climate resilience action on research informed by the needs of Austin’s most vulnerable communities.
Aug. 23, 2023
Five Lessons from UT Austin Science about Planning for Living with Heat
Following the hottest month ever recorded for the planet, places like Texas have yet to catch a break from scorching temperatures. With the extreme climb on thermometers also come opportunities to study and understand the effects of increasing heat for people and the planet—as well as what we might be able to do about it.
July 24, 2023
Saving Austin's Water
UT Geoscientists are helping the City of Austin protect its water supply in the face of a changing climate
June 28, 2023
Art of the State
Planet Texas 2050 artist fellow Juliet Whitsett makes Texas’s most vulnerable species her muses.
June 27, 2023
Climate Resilience on the Texas Gulf Coast: Science Rooted in Local Wisdom
A new collaborative, DOE-funded initiative on future flood- and air pollution-risk planning in the Beaumont-Port Arthur region is putting local residents at the heart of its research approach through a design process that, researchers believe, will result in a final product that better serves the people who need it most.
March 1, 2023
Prescription for a Healthier Future: Climate Justice
More than 80% of our health is impacted by social determinants — where we live, work, eat and play. And the “live” part is crucial: Everything from air quality, access to healthy food and health care, and economic stability have an outsize impact on a person’s ability to get and stay well. But what happens when climate change begins to threaten those things?
Feb. 27, 2023
How Flooding is Informing Infectious Disease Spread
Researchers from UT Austin have been awarded a prestigious grant from the UK’s Wellcome Trust to understand how flood and storm surge modeling could help inform infectious disease spread in Texas and beyond.
Feb. 16, 2023
Promoting Environmental Equity in the Gulf Coast
Assistant Professor Miriam Solis will use funds from the Gulf Research Program's Early Career Research Fellowship to advance environmental justice in the Rio Grande Valley by engaging youth perspectives in environmental planning.