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Recent News

Grad Slam finalists presented their projects during an event held at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

Connected-Vehicles Visionary Wins Grad Slam

April 6, 2016

The Institute of the Environment awarded Joshua Scholl and Victoria Ligon $500 each for a split win for Best Environmental Presentation. Also, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice awarded $1,000 for Best Environment and Social Justice Presentation to Joe Dupris.

Rio Grande-Bravo Outlook March 2016

March 25, 2016

Forecasts favor below-average temperatures for central Texas and the northern Mexican states, above-average precipitation for the US Southwest, and average to below-average precipitation in northern Mexico. 

Southwest Climate Outlook March 2016

March 17, 2016

Over the past 30 days, precipitation totals were well below average for most of the southwestern U.S. Despite anticipation for above-average precipitation this winter due to the strong El Niño event, a ridge of high pressure diverted moisture around the Southwest for much of the last 60 days. Long-term drought persists across much of the Southwest, and recent warm and dry conditions have done little to improve regional outlooks on short-term drought. 

Road under water: Flooding of farmlands along the San Joaquin River. California, San Joaquin Valley, Friant Dam area. 2006 April 11. Photographer: Pete Fickenscher, NOAA/NWS/WR/RFC Sacramento.

Report Says Science Can Estimate Influence of Climate Change on Some Extreme Events

March 11, 2016

A committee of climate experts that includes the UA's Kathy Jacobs says that it is possible to attribute changes in the frequency or severity of some extreme weather events to climate change. Until recently, scientists have been reluctant to tie human-caused climate change to any single extreme event, but that is now changing.