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CLIMAS
October 16, 2014 | CLIMAS

With the continuing prospect of a weak El Niño materializing later this fall, longer-term and seasonal outlooks forecast an increased probability of wetter and colder-than-average conditions. Short-term outlooks indicate an increased probability of above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for the next few weeks.


October 15, 2014 | Lo Que Pasa

Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA's Institute of the Environment, will kick off the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Downtown Lecture Series on food tonight, talking about how climate change affects the global food system and vice versa.


October 14, 2014 | NY Times

UA Regents' Professor Robert Glennon is quoted in this NY Times article on the economics of water in the face of drought and climate change.


Tropical Ecosystems
October 14, 2014 | Science 2.0

Brian Enquist discusses his research in the Amazon rainforest in seeing why the biodiversity in tropical ecosystems are so much high than anywhere else in the world.


West Nile Virus. The AV Times.
October 13, 2014 | Arizona Republic

Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early September, triggering ideal breeding conditions for the insects. Since the first storm in early September, the county has received 6,000 complaints, said UA entomologist Dawn Gouge. Outbreaks of a virus, chikungunya, recently have been reported in the Caribbean, and travelers have brought it to Arizona and throughout the United States, according to Gouge.



Events

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker:
Location: Gentle Ben's, 865 E. University Blvd.
Community Event
Date & Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: Aaron Lien, Senior Researcher, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; PhD student, Arid Lands Resource Sciences; Carson Scholar
Location: Borderlands Brewing (119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson)
Talk
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)
Talk

Media

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.
 

 

September 23, 2014 | UANews

Agnese Nelms Haury dedicated her life to the preservation and understanding of cultures, ecosystems and landscapes; human rights and international relations; the Southwest; and the challenges facing indigenous people. Her bequest of more than $50 million to the UA Foundation will create the UA Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice to fund prestigious faculty chairs, visiting fellowships, student scholarships, conferences, an international prize, lectures and events, and collaborative research.

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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