Karletta Chief, 2022 Woman of Discovery
Karletta Chief, University of Arizona Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist and Director of the AIRES Indigenous Resilience Center, was honored with a Wings WorldQuest 2022 Women of Discovery Award today in New York City, New York. She joined four other unique and impactful women in receiving this year's award.
Maya Tainatongo: Down to Earth
Maya's favorite environment-related experience is the summer she lived in Colorado and interned at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. She conducted her own research project and hiked in the mountains every day! Maya specialized in stream ecology and aquatic insect research to study how they related to food webs in alpine streams.
We're thrilled to have one of last year's student cohort members, Lexis Meza, join our educational team this year as the Earth Grant Program Assistant. As Program Assistant, Lexis is co-facilitating leadership development workshops, managing our social media, and supporting outreach activities. We thought we’d sit down with Lexis and ask her a few questions, as an introduction to the Earth Grant community.
Introducing the 2022-23 Student Cohort
This fall, we welcome a new Earth Grant cohort of 24 undergraduate students. Cohort members span 18 different majors across 8 departments, with professional ambitions ranging from wildlife conservation and natural resource management to librarianship, activism, environmental policy, urban planning, science communication, water quality, community outreach, and food sovereignty. More than half of our cohort are students of color, and two thirds identify as LGBTQ+.
Halley Hughes: Writing Science to Move the Planet Forward
Halley is a senior at the University of Arizona in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Halley is a part of many different clubs and organizations including: Hydrocats, the Diana Liverman Scholars program, UArizona Divest, and Planet Forward.
Study suggests offshore oil and gas production in Gulf of Mexico has higher methane loss rates than typical onshore production
August 11, 2022—Pasadena, CA—Today, Carbon Mapper released the findings of airborne observations in Spring and Fall 2021 of 151 shallow water offshore oil and gas platforms in U.S. state and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
Local Opinion: Hard-nosed Arizonans can lead the way on climate change
In the last few years, places across our state have reached one grim milestone after another: record-breaking temperatures, most days above 100 degrees, and most heat-related deaths. And our drought continues — 17 of the last 26 years have had below average rainfall across our state, and summer’s not even over. According to one study, extreme heat and drought are on track to make large swaths of our state unlivable within a generation unless our country and our state’s leaders get serious about tackling climate change immediately.
Building Resilience in the Face of a Dwindling Colorado River
The Colorado River stretches from Rocky Mountain headwaters in Wyoming and Colorado more than 2,400 kilometers to the Gulf of California in Mexico. On its way, the river supplies water to the residents of the Colorado River Basin and millions of hectares of irrigated farmland and serves to generate affordable power for municipal and rural customers.