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Environmental variability and global change are discussed more and more frequently in news articles and programs as the general public becomes increasingly aware of the rapid environmental transformations taking place around the world. The Institute of the Environment produces general interest articles about current UA research relevant to the environment, spotlights that chronicle the work of IoE faculty, and other articles, including a series on drought in the Southwest. The most recent articles are listed below. Older articles and links to UA News press releases also are available in the News Archive.
January 24, 2014
Providing more informal outdoor science activities and reaching out to parents could help reverse historically low numbers of Hispanic students majoring in geosciences, University of Arizona researchers say.
January 22, 2014
The UA and its partners in the Colorado River Minute 319 Binational Partnership have been awarded a Department of Interior 2013 Partners in Conservation Award.
January 22, 2014
Rain forests may owe much of the high biodiversity for which they are known to tiny fungi in the soil, according to a research study published in Nature.
January 21, 2014
"Revisiting Leopold," a panel discussion and Q & A on January 29, will address the history and future of science in the national parks.
January 17, 2014
A three-minute cartoon video made by two UA graduate students is one of 10 finalists in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge, an outreach campaign designed to inspire scientists to communicate the meaning and significance of scientific research to a broader audience.
January 16, 2014
Forecasts call for elevated chances for below-average precipitation across the Southwest through the winter and high chances for above-average temperatures from February through April.
January 10, 2014
Institute of the Environment
The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, hosted by the UA's Institute of the Environment, is designed to help businesses, government agencies, natural resource managers and private citizens protect lives, property, and the environment from the effects of climate extremes and climate change.
January 7, 2014
UA conservation biologist Karl Flessa is among those who are advancing an artificial flood technique to aid in the renewal of water resources down the Mexican extent of the Colorado River. Flessa, who directs the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, said the technology could "mark a new era of collaboration among users of the river's water – one that benefits the environment."
December 20, 2013
Forecasts are calling for elevated chances of below-average precipitation through the winter and above-average temperatures for the December–February period in the Southwest.
December 19, 2013
Arizona Daily Star
Learn about the University of Arizona's latest scientific innovations and partnerships in the Arizona Daily Star's 2013 UA Science special section.