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Recent News

Post-doc Marc Verhougstraete dilutes environmental samples containing microorganisms.

United UA Researchers Battle Germs to Improve Public Health

May 19, 2015

By Shahrazad Encinias, Institute of the Environment

You can’t see them, but they are there. Microbial pathogens—a fancy way of saying germs—lurk on everything from elevator buttons to salad bar tongs, often finding their way into an unsuspecting host and wreaking health havoc.

To better prevent the diseases these bacteria and viruses cause, a collaborative team of researchers at the University of Arizona’s Environment, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center is integrating public health with environmental research to help businesses and communities assess where, when, and why people are likely to be exposed.

Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

May 13, 2015

A new documentary provides insight into how ancient climate affected human evolution. The video, available on YouTube, focuses on the research conducted by the University of Arizona-led Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project, an international collaboration of geologists, anthropologists and climate scientists.

UA Distinguished Professor of Geosciences Andrew Cohen and his colleagues have been studying the connections between climate and human evolution in Africa’s Rift Valley for more than a decade.

CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast - May 2015

May 12, 2015

In the May 2015 Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins reconvene to talk about the Winter patterns that fed into our current situation, and how it has actually been pretty moist and cool (for this time of year) after a very warm winter. 

UA Prof Receives UNESCO Appointment

May 8, 2015

The UNESCO Chair in Environmental History has been awarded to David Pietz to promote research and teaching focused on the history of global environmental change.