• Majority of Arizonans Concerned about Global Warming, Poll Shows

    Findings from a survey of 803 adult Arizona residents provide valuable insight into Arizonans’ views on climate change. Overall, Arizonans are interested and engaged in the issue of climate change, and their views on global warming are generally in step with the rest of the nation.

  • 2011 Monument Fire in southern Arizona
    Studying Resilience in Southwestern Forests

    University of Arizona reseacher Donald Falk is studying post-fire mountain range ecosystems to understand why some forests bounce back while others give way to grasslands and shrubs.

  • Architect's rendering of the south view of the new ENR2 building
    Dedication of Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building

    The UA is celebrating the completion of the spectacular Environment and Natural Resources 2 building, home to the Institute of the Environment, the School of Geography and Development, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and part of the Department of Mathematics. A dedication will be held Sept. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the building, just west of the Sixth Street Garage and will include brief remarks by President Ann Weaver Hart, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Andrew C. Comrie, and Senior Vice President for Research Kimberly Andrews Espy.

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    GLN/Richard & Bauer

  • Informing choices, advancing solutions

    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.

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    Marielle Smith

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Annual Report

Highlights include efforts to inform decision makers about drought and climate change in the Southwest, recruitment of a new generation of exceptional environmental leaders of tomorrow through our Carson Scholars Program for outstanding graduate students.
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