Students: Use the Green Course, Green Degree, and Green Engagement Guides to Jump Start the Year!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

IE has streamlined the process by allowing students to explore the unlimited number of opportunities to become involved both on and off campus all in one place. Utilize the green guides to make a difference in sustainability efforts and the environment during your college years and beyond.

Paloma Beamer and Karletta Chief in Window Rock, Navajo Nation capital.

When Community Calls

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

When questions began pouring in after the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado in November 2015, Karletta Chief was there to find answers. A member of the Navajo Nation and UA an extension specialist, Chief was awarded more than $1 million to collect samples from the Animas River, which was flooded with more than three million gallons of toxic waste. Chief and her team will monitor the long-term effects on the Navajo farming families that depend on the river for irrigation. 

Improving Livelihoods, One Forecast at a Time

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One unexpected rainfall or flood can wipe out an entire family farm in Bihar, India, where climate and poverty are inextricably linked. In an experimental initiative, researchers based in the UA’s Institute of the Environment and Columbia University are working with Jeevika, an international effort to empower Indian women, to provide Bihari farmers with climate forecasts and advisories they need for managing risk to their livelihoods and maximizing crop productivity.  

Mosquito egg rafts float among leaves in an apartment complex pool.

BRACE Yourself for Changing Mosquito Seasons

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The buzz around standing water in Arizona backyards could be hazardous to your health, and climate researchers at the UA are out to help state residents prepare for the threat. A team of scientists, including the UA’s Heidi Brown, an international expert in mosquito-borne disease, are creating a map that will help the public, health care professionals, and government agencies pinpoint locations around the state that are at high risk for disease in the face of rising temperatures.


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