Finding Abbey, Environmental Writing, and Storying the Landscape: A Conversation on Art & Environment with Sean Prentiss and Erik ReeceOctober 22, 2015
As the seventh in an ongoing series of cross-posts with Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, this Proximities features a conversation between environmental writers Sean Prentiss and Erik Reece. Prentiss will be at the University of Arizona reading along with poet Steve Coughlin on Tuesday, October 27, at the new ENR2 building at 5:30 p.m., and Reece will read for the UA Prose Series at the Poetry Center on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m.
What Happens in the RainforestOctober 20, 2015
The Amazonian research of University of Arizona ecologist Scott Saleska and his students, of UA Biosphere 2 soil scientist Joost van Haren and that of their colleagues around the world is featured in a photo exhibit in the Ironwood Gallery at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum until Sunday, Oct. 25.
El Niño Bringing Storms to ArizonaOctober 20, 2015
Warmer-than-usual waters associated with El Niño are contributing moisture to the low-pressure systems fueling this week's turbulent weather. "October is a funny month in the Southwest," said UA climatologist Mike Crimmins. "It's kind of a feast or famine. But this year we had this really strange transition from the monsoon kind of ending in early September to low-pressure systems interacting with tons and tons of tropical moisture to our south. It has led to an unusually wet October so far. That really is El Niño-related."
Southwest Climate Outlook October 2015October 15, 2015
Over the past 30 days, most of Arizona and much of New Mexico recorded average or near-average precipitation, with notable exceptions in portions of southeast Arizona and large swaths of southeast New Mexico. Even as the monsoon was wrapping up, the region had repeated incursions of tropical moisture, which brought occasional precipitation and helped keep dewpoints above expected values.
UA Graduate Student Wins World Social Science FellowshipOctober 14, 2015
by Paulina Jenney
Saleh Ahmed, a University of Arizona graduate student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, was recently selected as a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council. The fellowship included a trip to attend a World Social Science Fellows Program seminar in Durban, South Africa, where he was one of 17 early career social scientists from around the world to discuss the future of sustainability and governance.