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Recent News

November 2017 SW Climate Podcast - A Tale of Two Octobers in the Southwest

November 8, 2017

<p>In the Nov 2017 episode of the CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discussion temperature and precipitation in the Southwest over the past month or so, and the discrepancy between Arizona and New Mexico re: precipitation.  They also dive into ENSO and the emergent (weak) La Niña conditions, and what this might mean, taking a close look at last year (another weak La NIña) and other weak La NIña events of the past decades. They wrap up with a quick summary of the seasonal outlooks for the Southwest.</p>

Climate Change Pushing Greater Bamboo Lemur Closer to Extinction

October 29, 2017

<p>A new study, co-authored by UA primatologist Stacey Tecot, paints a grim picture for the future of greater bamboo lemurs in Madagascar. Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar including wildfires, burning and timber exploitation, have led to reduced rainfall and a longer dry season, further pushing the already critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur to the brink of extinction.</p>

Rio Grande-Bravo Outlook October 2017

October 29, 2017

<p>Forecasts favor above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin through January.</p>

'Beyond the Mirage' Water Documentary Wins Regional Emmy

October 25, 2017

<p>The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partnered with the Water Resources Research Center and Arizona Public Media to take a deep dive into the water issues facing the Southwest and garnered this year's Rocky Mountain Emmy for Best Topical Documentary. WRRC director Sharon Megdal and her staff provided the film's producer with scientifically accurate information and a list of more than 60 water experts to interview, which included several UA researchers.</p>

Southwest Climate Outlook October 2017

October 18, 2017

<p>September precipitation was much-below average to below average across central and southeastern Arizona, while temperatures were below average to much-above average throughout the state. The three-month outlook for October through December calls for increased chances of below-average precipitation for most of Arizona and New Mexico, and increased chances of above-normal temperatures for the entire southwestern United States</p>