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December 17, 2014 | Proximities

As the fifth in an ongoing series of cross-posts with Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, this Proximities features a conversation between the University of Arizona’s Adela C. Licona and Eva S. Hayward.


December 17, 2014 | UANews

A team from the University of Arizona and eight southwestern electric companies have built a pioneering web portal that provides insight into renewable energy sources and how they contribute to the region's electricity grid.


Colorado River Delta
December 17, 2014 | Arizona Daily Star

A burst of new water last spring transformed the Colorado River Delta from a mud flat into a budding greenbelt. Photos, satellite images and monitoring equipment show more and greener plants, and a higher water table, because of the artificial spring 2014 release of water into the river at the Mexican border south of Yuma. The results of the delta "pulse flow" were released Wednesday at a briefing featuring UA scientist Karl Flessa and two Tucson-based federal scientists.


December 16, 2014 | UANews

They're Mary C. Stiner and Institute of the Environment co-director Jonathan Overpeck, and a pair of video profiles take you into their respective worlds of anthropology and climate science.


December 15, 2014 | Phys.org

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that the two approaches can be compatible. An international team led by Chinese scientists and Bruce Tabashnik of the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences discovered that the diverse patchwork of crops in northern China slowed adaptation to genetically engineered cotton by a wide-ranging insect pest.



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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.)

Spotlight

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.

 

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