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January 28, 2015 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Some energy experts have speculated that OPEC is intentionally driving down gas prices in order to make alternative fuel investments less attractive, says Anita D. Bhappu, associate professor at the UA's Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Bhappu says many economists assume that motorists saving on gasoline will spend that money in other ways, although consumer spending figures aren't showing that.

January 28, 2015 | USGS

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Southwest Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $1.2 million to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

Playground Games event
January 27, 2015 | UANews

Two new efforts, each emphasizing community engagement and sustainability, have been launched as the result of an unusual collaborative event with the UA's Institute of the Environment and Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

Mojave Desert in winter
January 23, 2015 | CLIMAS

Seasonal outlooks for the Southwest predict above-average precipitation through the winter and into early spring.

Cracked earth
January 22, 2015 | The Arizona Republic

Neither rain nor snow nor even the presence of El Niño will provide relief any time soon from the drought Arizona is experiencing. Mike Crimmins, an associate professor and climate science extension specialist at the UA, said heavy rains have helped, but even that depends on what part of the state you're talking about. "We need good consistent rainfall from one season to the next," Crimmins said.


Date & Time: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Speaker: Susanne Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Santa Cruz, CA
Location: Harvill 404
Date & Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015
Location: Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ


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.