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El Nino Waves
November 24, 2014 | KTAR News

Mike Crimmins talks about the expected El Nino that could potentially relieve drought stress in the Southwest later this year.

November 20, 2014 | CLIMAS

The latest outlooks indicate a 70-75 percent chance that an El Niño event will develop this winter. Forecasts call for elevated chances for above-average precipitation through the winter and into early spring.

Sharon Megdal
November 19, 2014 | ASU News

UA's Sharon Megdal has been named one of ASU's 2014 Morrison Institute of Public Policy Distinguished Fellow.

S.R. 82 Between Sonoita and Tombstone, Arizona
November 14, 2014 | Arizona Daily Star

Southern Arizona is particularly vulnerable to climate change as temperatures rise, resources become scarce and those living in poverty are disproportionately affected, experts said Thursday during a UA forum. In 50 years, Tucson's temperatures will be more like Yuma's temperatures, according to Gregg Garfin of the UA's Institute of the Environment.

November 12, 2014 | Proximities

The broad range of art-environment conversations that are bubbling up across the UA campus, across Tucson, across the region, and across the globe are reflective of a growing understanding of the role that imagination, creative practice, art, and play may have in both communicating environmental issues and envisioning the future.


Date & Time: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: Playground Bar & Lounge Rooftop (278 E. Congress St.)
Community Event
Date & Time: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: Sarah Richman, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Carson Scholar
Location: Borderlands Brewing Co. (119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701)


Gigi Owen
November 21, 2014 | KGUN-TV

Research scientist Gigi Owen's current project looks at the impact of food, water and energy sources, especially for those who already use assistance programs in order to pay for those resources. "Climate changes are happening and they have very long, lasting impacts," says Owen, who works for the Climate Assessment of the Southwest housed at the UA and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She and her fellow scientists hope to inform local and state government on climate-change decisions. (This is the latest installment in a KGUN-TV series on UA researchers.)

October 2, 2014 | Arizona Public Media

Gregg Garfin discusses climate change findings from the National Climate Assessment and what increased temperatures mean for public health in the Southwest.


The University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, with financial support from the Institute of the Environment, has selected two UA faculty members to conduct environment-related research as Udall Center Fellows for 2013–2014.