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Three Exhibits

October 9, 2015

Tucson Museum of Art’s Arizona Biennial, closing on October 11, includes many works addressing environmental themes, and two other exhibits closing later this month---at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Ironwood Gallery and the Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery---also have UA and environmental connections.

Panelists discussed collecting and sharing climate data to reduce dust blowing from mine tailings like these in northern Mexico.

UA, UNAM Discuss Mining Collaboration

October 9, 2015

Engineers and scientists on a panel celebrating the new Center for Mexican Studies talk about ways to make mining more environmentally sustainable.

October 2015 SW Climate Podcast Monsoon Recap

October 7, 2015

In this episode of The Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins & Zack Guido recap the 2015 monsoon, (and revisit some of their predictions from earlier this summer).

In part 1, they give a quick overview of the monsoon, before taking a closer look at the month by month progression, to track the overall season for what stood out (and what was underwhelming).  
In part 2, they talk about nuances associated with the monsoon, including the impacts of El Niño, and eastern pacific tropical storm activity.  
They conclude with a discussion of the variable nature of  the monsoon, and what makes this such an exciting place to live as we watch the season unfold.

President Hart Signs Sustainability Agreement

October 5, 2015

In response to growing concerns that global changes in the climate are projected to have more severe and damaging effects, the UA has signed a commitment to reduce carbon waste and help drive environmental vitality.