Announcing the 2022 AIR Resilience Grants Recipients

On October 28, 2021, the Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) awarded Resilience Grants totaling nearly $400,000 to seven teams representing six UArizona colleges and 10 departments or units. The grants are funded by the Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF), administered by the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact and AIR, and supported through Arizona sales tax revenues.

Partnering for Resilience

How universities can help break cycles of recurrent crisis: An interview with University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact’s Greg Collins and Eric Bergthold.

Save the Planet, Raise a Kid. It’s a Job for Science Moms

As world leaders gather for the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow next week, a group of scientists who are also mothers are fighting to preserve the climate for their children here at home.

In Vienna, a visionary example of dealing with urban floods

As climate change amplifies extreme weather events around the world, the Viennese defense system built in the 1970s and ’80s can protect the city from even a 10,000-year flood.

Surrounded By Desert Beauty, The Trail Leading Up Arizona’s Tumamoc Hill Is A Hiker’s Paradise

Tucson is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, with a seemingly endless array of hiking trails to choose from. One of our very favorites is Tumamoc Hill, both for its unparalleled city views and relative ease – it’s a straight shot from the base to the summit! This hike is a real treat, and it’ll quickly become one of your favorite spots to enjoy nature without straying too far from home.

Chomsky and Pollin: COP26 Pledges Will Fail Unless Pushed by Mass Organizing

Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky share their insights about the upcoming global climate summit and what must ultimately be done to save humanity and the planet from a global climate catastrophe.

UArizona Ranks Among EPA's Top University Green Power Users

The ranking is a recognition of UArizona's Large Scale Renewable Energy agreement with Tucson Electric Power Co. to significantly reduce the university's carbon footprint.

The Resurgence of Waffle Gardens Is Helping Indigenous Farmers Grow Food with Less Water

In the face of climate change and persistent droughts, a growing number of people from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico and elsewhere are adopting the traditional farming practice.

UArizona-Led Team Finds Nearly 500 Ancient Ceremonial Sites in Southern Mexico

The discovery shifts researchers' understanding of the relationship between the Olmec civilization and the subsequent Maya civilization.

Brown tarantulas are on the move as the arachnids embark on a mating journey

Across the Southwest, thousands of male brown tarantulas are marching across the landscape, their journey part of an annual migration of sorts, when the hairy creatures leave their burrows in search of a mate. 

In Tucson, ‘Barrio-Supported Agriculture’ Feeds the Latino Community

Tucson’s Barrio Centro is home to a small-scale farm aiming to increase food security while reclaiming Latino cultural traditions and values.