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UT's Davis Elected Fellow of American Society of Engineering Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis has had more than four decades of success at UT since his arrival on campus as a graduate student in 1971.

In recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher and leader, he has been awarded one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive: election as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.

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TVA Doubles Down on Coal Ash Cover Up Plan, Despite Growing Public Concern and Model of Other Utilities

 

As other utilities in the region commit to clean up toxic coal ash sites in response to growing public health concerns, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has finalized a plan to simply leave millions of tons of its coal ash in place to continue polluting indefinitely into groundwater and drinking water sources for communities across Tennessee. TVA is accepting comments now through July 9 on its plan to leave its coal ash in leaking, unlined pits at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Paramount Pictures And Participant Media Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ with Al Gore

Participant Media Launches #AIT10, Multi-Platform Campaign to ‘Share Your Truth’ About Climate ChangeParticipant Media Launches #AIT10, Multi-Platform Campaign to ‘Share Your Truth’ About Climate Change

An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), the critically acclaimed documentary film that ignited a global climate change movement, marks its 10thanniversary this year. To commemorate the event, Paramount Home Media Distribution will offer free Digital HD copies on May 24, the day the film was first released in 2006. Leading up to the anniversary, Participant Media is launching #AIT10, a multi-platform campaign recognizing the impact of the film and celebrating individuals like the Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune, actor Ed Begley Jr., and Andrew Youn of the OneAcre Fund who share why they are inspired to act on climate change, and encourage others to “Share Your Truth.”

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory opening Chattanooga office

Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann listen to speakers at the opening of the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga on May 23. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel.

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New Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase, Enabling New Applications

Cree, Inc. extends its industry-leading street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP HO Series features an increased level of lumens and up to 25 percent more LPW over the standard XSP Series. Now available in new packages up to 18,523 lumens and 116 LPW, the new XSP HO Series is ideal for any roadway, enabling better light for new applications ranging from collector roads to highways.

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UT Engineer Helping NASA Understand Changes in Arctic Ice

NASA first began using satellites to monitor Arctic sea ice in 1979, putting attention on a key player in the planet's health.

Since that time, the agency has tracked the decline of the ice pack as it has continued to shrink. As of March, the ice pack was 620,000 square miles smaller than it was in 1979.

While the cause of global climate change continues to be a hot-button political topic in the United States, a researcher in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering may have pinpointed the reason for the retreat of sea ice.

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