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New UA Study Reveals the Evolution of Sonicating Bees

April 3, 2018

<p>Many agricultural crops such as blueberries, chili peppers and tomatoes rely on bees that have adapted a vibration technique to access hidden pollen. Stephen L. Buchmann, a research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, discusses his work to study sonicating bees and their evolutionary influence on flowering plants.</p>

Rio Grande-Bravo Outlook March 2018

March 28, 2018

<p>Forecasts favor above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin through June.</p>

The Future of Farming Takes Root

March 20, 2018

<p>Sustainable agriculture is quickly becoming the wave of the future as global leaders grapple with the question of how to feed a world population approaching 10 billion. At the UA, researchers are looking up for answers, in the form of vertical farming.</p>

Cape Town's Water Crisis: Could It Happen in Arizona?

March 19, 2018

<p>A drought-induced water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, has Arizonans wondering if a similar situation could happen here. UA water expert Sharon Megdal says it is unlikely, though not impossible.</p>

Southwest Climate Outlook March 2018

March 15, 2018

<p>The March 2018 climate observations made by the Climate Assessment for the Southwest. Notable observations include consistently warm temperatures, the expansion and intensification of drought-designated areas, and variations in precipitation across the Southwest.</p>

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