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Charlotte Pearson organizes samples for radiocarbon dating. She says tree rings provide "a window into the past." (Photo credit: Mari Cleven)

Radiocarbon Dating Gets a Postmodern Makeover

April 23, 2017

<p>By developing new ways to use radiocarbon in tree rings, UA dendrochronologist Charlotte Pearson builds on the legacies of scientists before her, including the famed polymath Andrew Douglass.</p>

Bees and ladybug on cactus flower. (Photo: 2010 Candice Crossey)

Southwest Climate Outlook April 2017

April 19, 2017

<p>March precipitation totals were average to below average in most of the Southwest. Warm temperatures across the West have begun to put a dent in the snowpack and snow water equivalent. While much of the West has seen improvements in drought conditions (notably, California declared an end to its drought), southern Arizona and New Mexico have experienced an increase in drought designation. </p>