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Recent News

Hidden Water: Pozos of the Gran Desierto

January 21, 2018

<p>Benjamin T. Wilder, director of the University of Arizona Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, and Ben Johnson write about the freshwater springs of the Gran Desierto region of the Sonoran Desert. This article is part of the ninth edition of the Arizona Daily Star's annual science section, written by staff and scientists from the College of Science.</p>

12 UA Graduate Students Named Carson Scholars

January 18, 2018

<p>With $60,000 awarded, the 2018 cohort focuses on water, health, climate and other issues related to the environment and social justice to improve the quality of life for people in Arizona and around the world.</p>

Southwest Climate Outlook January 2018

January 17, 2018

<p>December precipitation ranged from average to much-below average across most of Arizona, with record-dry conditions along the western edge of Arizona. Above-average temperatures and below-normal precipitation are reflected in the expanding areas of drought designation in the Jan. 17 U.S. Drought Monito, with Arizona documenting increases in extent and intensity of drought since the December outlook.</p>

December 2017 SW Climate Podcast

December 21, 2017

<p>In this episode of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido discuss the regional temperature and precip of the past 30-90 days, including the mostly above average temperatures, the very dry conditions, and the recent precipitation event that hit parts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. They also discuss the California wildfires in the context of the Santa Ana winds, years of persistent drought, the convergence of conditions that set the stage for the current crisis in California, and La Niña.</p>