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Recent News

April 2018 SW Climate Podcast - Diving into Atmospheric Rivers & Their Role in Southwest Precipitation

April 4, 2018

<p>In this episode of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discuss what happened with the weather over the last 30 days. They break down the event from mid-February that brought a pulse of moisture to SE Arizona and SW New Mexico, including the connection between atmospheric rivers and precipitation in the Southwest (vs. CA). They also discuss the larger regional patterns of rain, snow, and streamflow within the context of the fading La Niña signal, and wrap things up with a new bet. When will the first 100 degree day occur? - tune in for the details, but as is their pattern, Zack is a bit ambitious in his guess, and Mike tends towards climatology.</p>

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>