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Recent News

Haury's Legacy Seen in Young Gardeners

October 23, 2015

Using the late philanthropist's own tools, children at a Tucson elementary school make an emotional connection to learning and discovery, aided by a grant from the UA's Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Sean Prentiss Finding Abbey

Finding Abbey, Environmental Writing, and Storying the Landscape: A Conversation on Art & Environment with Sean Prentiss and Erik Reece

October 22, 2015

As the seventh in an ongoing series of cross-posts with 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 Rainforest

October 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 Arizona

October 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."