Improving the water we drink, the air we breathe and the materials we use help us create a more sustainable future.

What we mean by "We Mean Green Research"

Improving the water we drink, the air we breathe and the materials we use help us create a more sustainable future. Since our first water research in the 1930s, UNT researchers have made far-reaching discoveries and continue to create lasting positive impacts to protect our environment. Learn more about our environmentally friendly research.


Partner Spotlight
Photograph of ducksAudubon of Texas

Professionals from several companies partner with UNT to serve on advisory boards for the Institutes of Research Excellence. Among those partners is Brian Trusty, vice president of the central flyway for Audobon Texas and advisory board member for UNT’s Advanced Environmental Research Institute. Learn more about how Audobon is promoting conservation and wildlife preservation.


Research News
Amie Lund, a UNT assistant professor of biological sciences
Linking air pollution and strokes

Every year, nearly 3 million deaths worldwide are linked to outdoor air pollution. Amie Lund, a UNT assistant professor of biological sciences, is studying the connection between the common causes — cardiovascular disease and stroke — and air pollution.


UNT's innovative Natural Dye Garden
Creating organic dyes

UNT artists stepped away from harsh chemical dyes in favor of natural dyes made from flower petals, plant leaves, roots and other organic materials. The organic materials are grown in UNT's innovative Natural Dye Garden, housed in our College of Visual Arts and Design.


Engineering stronger, safer walls
Engineering stronger, safer walls

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes — deadly natural disasters are routinely reported in the news. Now UNT researchers are creating walls that will stand up to those disasters, with hopes of saving homes and lives. Xing Lan, an engineering graduate student, has been testing new shear walls the research team made out of cold-form steel to determine if they will better stand up to the extreme winds of hurricanes and tornadoes and the extreme movement caused by earthquakes.


Producing predators
Producing predators

Michael D. Wise, assistant professor of history, studies environmental history and the history of food. His 2016 book Producing Predators: Wolves, Work and Conquest in the Northern Rockies examines the conflicts between native and non-native people over hunting and the livestock industry in 19th century and the environmental effects. Learn more about Wise's research.

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