Building Bridges: Diné College and UArizona support students in STEAM

In partnership with Diné College, the University of Arizona established the “Advancing Postsecondary Attainment and Research in STEAM for Tribal Students” program in fall 2021. The program "Bridge to STEAM” works to provide Native American undergraduate students with a clear and culturally responsive pathway for transfer to UArizona. Indige-FEWSS Trainees participate in establishing the program’s bridge to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics) as mentors to Diné College undergraduates.

Irregular ‘side blooms’ on saguaros signify a parched desert

Nestled within the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park’s main attraction has been exhibiting a strange phenomenon of “side blooms” well beyond their peak blooming season. The flowering event, which occurs from mid-April to early June, has exhibited more buds dispersed along saguaros’ trunks, with smaller flowers and fruits.

Study: Fixing oil and gas methane emissions could create jobs in New Mexico, U.S.

Cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry could create thousands of jobs across the country and in oil-producing states like New Mexico which is home to one of the most prolific fossil fuel regions in the Permian Basin.

Water Solutions on Navajo Nation: A UArizona Partnership with Sixth World Solutions

To promote sustainable solutions for marginalized communities in Arizona, the Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) program partnered with Sixth-World Solutions, and together they received funding from AIR for a project that brings solar-nanofiltration systems to homes on Navajo Nation.

Monsoon Madness: Professional and Amateur Forecasters Invited to Bet on Much-Needed Rain

Do you think you know the monsoon? Professional forecasters' predictions for this year's monsoon season are "basically a scientific shrug," according to UArizona climate researchers. Now, members of the public can put their own monsoon predictions to the test in a fantasy monsoon game.

Some Arizona golf courses are pushing back against the state's plan to reduce water use

Managers of some Arizona golf courses are fighting a plan that would cut water use at a time when the state is being forced to confront shrinking water supplies.

If you live here, prepare to see more scorpions, experts say

One state in particular will see an influx of these arachnids this summer.

“A generational historic struggle to regain our water”

The Gila River Indian Community is ensuring that its members have long-term access to their own resources while helping solve broader water supply problems in the region.

Arizona wildfires help researchers study the evolution of clouds

Wildfire season in the western United States is brings opportunities to learn how smoke and dust affects rainfall on the East coast.

Monsoon season is not expected to bring much relief to the drought-stricken Southwest this year

Amid a worsening drought across the southwestern United States, residents are hoping for rain from the upcoming monsoon season. But there may not be much luck this year.

What new Permian research means for U.S. methane policy

Newly released research is shedding more light on the largest sources of methane emissions in the nation’s largest oilfield.