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A haboob, or dust storm, blowing into Ahwatukee, near Phoenix, as seen from the top of South Mountain, looking south on July 23, 2011.

UA Researchers Help Make Arizona a Climate-Ready State

April 24, 2017

<p>Extreme weather events are climate sensitive public health hazards in Arizona. Researchers from the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health co-authored the 2017 Arizona Climate and Health Adaptation Plan, which is intended to describe activities that state and local agencies may wish to adapt in building resilience against extreme weather events.</p>

Charlotte Pearson organizes samples for radiocarbon dating. She says tree rings provide "a window into the past." (Photo credit: Mari Cleven)

Radiocarbon Dating Gets a Postmodern Makeover

April 23, 2017

<p>By developing new ways to use radiocarbon in tree rings, UA dendrochronologist Charlotte Pearson builds on the legacies of scientists before her, including the famed polymath Andrew Douglass.</p>

UA researchers Laura A. Bakkensen and Riana Johnson say weather provides both benefits and harm to economic sectors in the Tucson region. To help mitigate risks, both advocate for improved information exchanges, better adaptability and a greater reliance on insurance.

Tucson Region Outpaces Others in Western States for Extreme Weather

April 23, 2017

<p>In a newly published report, UA researchers Laura A. Bakkensen and Riana Johnson advocate for three crucial strategies to mitigate weather-related risks: enhanced information exchanges about weather, improved adaption and a greater reliance on insurance.</p>