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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January 10, 2014
Institute of the Environment

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, hosted by the UA's Institute of the Environment, is designed to help businesses, government agencies, natural resource managers and private citizens protect lives, property, and the environment from the effects of climate extremes and climate change.

January 7, 2014

UA conservation biologist Karl Flessa is among those who are advancing an artificial flood technique to aid in the renewal of water resources down the Mexican extent of the Colorado River. Flessa, who directs the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, said the technology could "mark a new era of collaboration among users of the river's water – one that benefits the environment."

December 20, 2013

Forecasts are calling for elevated chances of below-average precipitation through the winter and above-average temperatures for the December–February period in the Southwest.

December 19, 2013
Arizona Daily Star

Learn about the University of Arizona's latest scientific innovations and partnerships in the Arizona Daily Star's 2013 UA Science special section.

December 19, 2013
Institute of the Environment

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced that Interior’s Southwest Climate Science Center, based at the UA, has received nearly $1.2 million for research designed to provide land and wildlife managers in the region with tools to adapt to climate change.

December 17, 2013

Six outstanding UA students will be honored with Centennial Achievement Awards during Saturday's commencement ceremony. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated integrity and overcome enormous challenges to achieve a college education while making important contributions to their families and community.

December 11, 2013

Poetry and art excerpts from a forthcoming book project by Tumamoc: People and Habitats, called This Piece of Earth, highlight interactions between art and science that help build a deeper sense of place.

December 10, 2013

The UA College of Science's popular Science Cafés represent an important educational and outreach effort aimed at breaking down barriers between the scientific community and general public. This fall's slate of talks will wrap up with subjects of general community interest in the areas of behavioral sciences and environmental research.

December 6, 2013

UA faculty members Malcolm Hughes, Katrina Marie Miranda and Diana E. Wheeler have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is only bestowed upon those individuals who maintain a proven record of advancing knowledge and applications determined to be scientifically or socially distinguished.

December 6, 2013
Huffington Post

Three of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are hot spots for dengue fever, a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti, the mosquitoes that are dengue's primary carriers, "love human environments," says Cory Morin, a UA postdoctoral research associate in geography and development. "The more the area is urbanized, the better it is for that mosquito."