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IE has streamlined the process by allowing students to explore the unlimited number of opportunities to become involved both on and off campus all in one place. Utilize the green guides to make a difference in sustainability efforts and the environment during your college years and beyond.
Hummingbird Family Lives On at UA's ENR2 Building
About a year ago, nature lovers from around the world couldn't get enough of the nest on which a video camera was trained, recording every movement of the mother and her two babies. A shadowbox now marks the spot on the building's fifth floor.
When Community Calls
When questions began pouring in after the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado in November 2015, Karletta Chief was there to find answers. A member of the Navajo Nation and UA an extension specialist, Chief was awarded more than $1 million to collect samples from the Animas River, which was flooded with more than three million gallons of toxic waste. Chief and her team will monitor the long-term effects on the Navajo farming families that depend on the river for irrigation.
UA Student Named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Half a world away, in her native Zambia, UA graduate student and lion biologist Thandiwe Mweetwa is helping preserve the country’s population of big cats. In a nod to her work, the National Geographic Society selected her to be part of its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a program that recognizes gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery and global problem solving.
Improving Livelihoods, One Forecast at a Time
One unexpected rainfall or flood can wipe out an entire family farm in Bihar, India, where climate and poverty are inextricably linked. In an experimental initiative, researchers based in the UA’s Institute of the Environment and Columbia University are working with Jeevika, an international effort to empower Indian women, to provide Bihari farmers with climate forecasts and advisories they need for managing risk to their livelihoods and maximizing crop productivity.
When Art and Science Flow Together
Now in its fourth year, the University of Arizona’s Arts, Environment & Humanities Network attracts individuals from across the University and community who share two key things: a concern for the environment and a creative approach to understanding the world.