UA Researchers Launch Guide to Understanding El NiñoDecember 21, 2015
By Paulina Jenney, Instititue of the Environment
It’s been heralded as the Godzilla El Niño, but researchers at the University of Arizona want to assure you that the climate force forecast to pummel North America this winter is no monster. Instead, they say, this wet season could bring cooler temperatures and record rain and snow to the Southwest in a natural oscillation that occurs every two to seven years.
The prospect of high rainfall totals and drought relief have taken the public and media by storm, prompting the Climate Assessment for the Southwest, or CLIMAS, program to launch the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Hub, a Web page for all things El Niño.
Fires of ChangeDecember 21, 2015
An art-science exhibit at the University of Arizona Museum of Art includes work by 11 artists, each of whom addresses fire science and fire ecology in their contribution. And while the pieces in this exhibit intersect with the metaphorical aspects of fire, they also work with the elements of fire, the remains of fire, the science of fire, and the materials of fire.
Zero-Waste Challenge: When Red and Blue Became GreenDecember 17, 2015
The UA scored a top-three finish in its first Pac-12 Zero-Waste Football Challenge, diverting nearly 12 tons of waste that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.