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The first "residents" of the UA's ENR2 building — a mother hummingbird and her two babies — are now memorialized on the building's fifth floor. In the installment's lower left corner is part of the original nest and the data cable to which it was attached. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)

Hummingbird Family Lives On at UA's ENR2 Building

July 22, 2016

About a year ago, nature lovers from around the world couldn't get enough of the nest on which a video camera was trained, recording every movement of the mother and her two babies. A shadowbox now marks the spot on the building's fifth floor.

CLIMAS Outlook July 2016

Southwest Climate Outlook: July 2016

July 21, 2016

June precipitation totals generally were average to above average in Arizona and New Mexico, with the exception of southern Arizona. 

A sub-alpine forest in Colorado. Forests in the southwestern U.S. are expected to be among the hardest hit, according to the projections resulting from the study. (Photo: Sydne Record)

Study: North American Forests Aren't Saviors From Climate Change

July 20, 2016

An unprecedented, UA-led study, combining projections of future climate with more than 2 million tree-ring records spanning all of North America, has resulted in detailed forecast maps for the continent that reveal how forest growth will be impacted by climate change.

Driven by the concern that most land is under some form of human use or occupation, the scientists participating in SPARC want to take advantage of what they call the closing window of opportunity to influence the placement of future land purchases and conservation efforts. The photo shows a herd in Botswana at sunset. (Photo: Conservation International)

UA Part of 'A-Team' to Reduce Climate Change Extinctions

July 14, 2016

An international team of researchers is enlisting supercomputing to help better predict where plants and animals might end up under the effects of climate change. The project will model climate change-related shifts of species and ecosystems to suggest placement of protected areas for the future.

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