'Beyond the Mirage' Water Documentary Wins Regional EmmyOctober 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 2017October 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>
UA to Head New Center Focusing on Biofuels and BioproductsOctober 15, 2017
The goals of the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center will be to address the nation's needs for biofuels and bioproducts, strengthen Arizona's bioeconomy, and provide training for the next generation of scientists and engineers. Kimberly Ogden, director of the UA Institute for Energy Solutions, will head the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center. Peter Waller and Dennis Ray, researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will also be involved with the center.
2017 Monsoon Recap (June 15 - Sept 30) - Boasting, Coasting or GhostingOctober 2, 2017
<p>In this episode of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido look back at the monsoon that wasn't, then very much so was, and then wasn't again (at least in Arizona), as well as the late season surge over in New Mexico. They discuss the mechanisms that helped push the monsoon to near record levels in July, but helped facilitate a shut down for most of August and nearly all of September. They also discuss "the bet". Next month the discussion will return to ENSO, drought, and upcoming forecasts for fall/winter in the SW, but for now, it's all monsoon, all the time.</p>