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UA Architect Searches for Building Blocks to Fight Wildfires

November 12, 2017

<p>As legislators and ecologists grapple with solutions to wildfire prevention, help is coming from a unique source: the building industry. Aletheia Ida, assistant professor in the UA's School of Architecture, believes sustainable building practices can play an integral role in the future of prevention.</p>

November 2017 SW Climate Podcast - A Tale of Two Octobers in the Southwest

November 8, 2017

<p>In the Nov 2017 episode of the CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discussion temperature and precipitation in the Southwest over the past month or so, and the discrepancy between Arizona and New Mexico re: precipitation.  They also dive into ENSO and the emergent (weak) La Niña conditions, and what this might mean, taking a close look at last year (another weak La NIña) and other weak La NIña events of the past decades. They wrap up with a quick summary of the seasonal outlooks for the Southwest.</p>

Climate Change Pushing Greater Bamboo Lemur Closer to Extinction

October 29, 2017

<p>A new study, co-authored by UA primatologist Stacey Tecot, paints a grim picture for the future of greater bamboo lemurs in Madagascar. Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar including wildfires, burning and timber exploitation, have led to reduced rainfall and a longer dry season, further pushing the already critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur to the brink of extinction.</p>

Rio Grande-Bravo Outlook October 2017

October 29, 2017

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