The fight for an equitable energy economy for the Navajo Nation

On a chilly December morning in northern Arizona, near the town of Page, Nicole Horseherder stood beside a barbed-wire fence, waiting for the smokestacks of the Navajo Generating Station to fall. The coal-fired power plant, just a mile away, towered against the backdrop of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and a cloudless blue sky.

New Campaign Empowers Moms with Climate Change Science

A group of climate scientists who are mothers are using their scientific and maternal experiences to help demystify climate change and bring scientific facts into homes across the country.

Dr. Chief shaking man's hand

Profile on Karletta Chief, PI for Indige-FEWSS

Dr. Karletta Chief is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The goal of her research is to improve our understanding, tools, and predictions of watershed hydrology, unsaturated flow in arid environments, and how natural and human disturbances affect soil hydrology.

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Bill Edwards, In Memoriam

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Bill Edward’s passing on January 3, 2021. Bill was an Indige-FEWSS board member and longtime supporter. 

UA's 'lizard lady' wants to use online fame to put new face on science

The University of Arizona's Earyn McGee is one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 scientists to watch in 2021

Pioneering Navajo Hydrologist Karletta Chief Honored by American Geophysical Union

For her pioneering engagement and partnership with Indigenous communities leading to transformative outcomes, hydrologist Karletta Chief (Diné) will be one of 36 American Geophysical Union honorees this year, receiving the AGU Ambassador Award and a conferred fellowship.

Contamination of Medicinal Plants: Implications for Indigenous Health

A new study will trace the legacy of uranium mining on commercially available medicinal plants.