Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world issues to help all societies better understand Earth's natural systems and chart the best course for a more vibrant, sustainable world.
Researchers Hope to Combat Spread of Invasive Species of Grass
While traditional approaches to combating buffelgrass have often focused on pesticides and labor-intensive manual removal, a UA laboratory is taking a unique approach to studying the species and its spread.
The Cost of Cotton
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of acres of water-heavy agriculture, like cotton. In total, this accounts for 70% of Arizona's water consumption annually. With over half-a-million residents, Arizona has long tried to deal with the largest inhibitor of growth in the hottest parts of the state: water. But in recent years, both Tucson and Phoenix have seen major revolutions in water management.