Four Questions: Communities and Rising Natural Disaster CostsOctober 10, 2016
Laura A. Bakkensen explains why natural disaster resilience has become a common policy goal, with billions of dollars being spent around the world to try to achieve it.
Oct 2016 CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast - Monsoon Leftovers Edition - SW Monsoon Recap and CommentaryOctober 10, 2016
In this episode of the CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido recap the Southwestern monsoon, with an eye towards how various regions of the Southwest fared in terms of storm events and seasonal totals. They also discuss the different events that contribute to seasonal totals during the official monsoon (June 15 - Sept 30), as well as what some of the best case and worst case monsoon totals might look like in a thought experiment regarding monsoon extremes. They close out with a brief discussion of La Niña (or the lack thereof), and a look towards what fall and winter might have in store given the current (uncertain) conditions.
Public Health Student Leads Environmental Training, Exposure Sampling in Navajo CommunitySeptember 29, 2016
Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, led an environmental toxicology training and household exposure sampling campaign with community health representatives (CHRs) from the Navajo Department of Health.
Network Makes Environmental Change TangibleSeptember 26, 2016
Members of the UA's Arts, Environment and Humanities Network have taken on the complicated task of advancing interdisciplinary projects and initiatives to make greater sense of the realities of changes in the environment.