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Environmental variability and global change are discussed more and more frequently in news articles and programs as the general public becomes increasingly aware of the rapid environmental transformations taking place around the world. The Institute of the Environment produces general interest articles about current UA research relevant to the environment, spotlights that chronicle the work of IoE faculty, and other articles, including a series on drought in the Southwest. The most recent articles are listed below. Older articles and links to UA News press releases also are available in the News Archive.

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September 15, 2014

In a recent Washington Post piece, Diana Liverman, a professor at the University of Arizona, explains how she used to teach her undergraduates about climate change — and why she stopped.

September 10, 2014

UANews asked three UA Regents' Professors about what they would do today to get the most out of their college experience if they were to be undergraduate students again. The title of Regents' Professor is the highest of faculty rank at state universities in Arizona.

September 9, 2014

KXCI, Tucson's community radio station, has partnered with the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program to highlight the work of undergraduate researchers weekly.

September 9, 2014

The new Environment and Natural Resources 2 building currently under construction is featured for its groundbreaking microclimate architecture.

September 6, 2014
Arizona Daily Star

UA's Don Falk talks about the dangers that uncontrolled forest fires may play in the desert and grasslands in the southwest.

September 6, 2014
The Fresno Bee

Law professor Robert Glennon weighs in on groundwater regulation and its affect on California's dwindling water supply.

September 4, 2014

Congratulations to the following recently honored University employees and programs.

September 4, 2014

There is a 20 to 50 percent chance the southwestern U.S. may suffer a "megadrought"lasting up to 35 years, according to the study.

September 3, 2014
USA Today

The Institute of the Environment's Gregg Garfin and Jonathan Overpeck are quoted in this article about megadroughts and the ongoing drought in California.

August 31, 2014
Arizona Daily Star

UA climate scientist Mike Crimmins is quoted in this article, which says that Tucson remains in a deficit for summer rain totals despite a wet August.