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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February 20, 2014

Eric Magrane’s preliminary reflections on the pilot Poetic Field Research Weekend at Biosphere 2.

February 18, 2014

Changes in climate are influencing where, when and how frequently diseases, such as West Nile virus, are occurring, says UA Provost Andrew Comrie, a professor at the School of Geography and Development.

February 13, 2014

In an experiment designed by Carson Scholar Eric Magrane, poets and writers had the opportunity to spend two days working and writing inside Biosphere 2 during the Poetic Field Research Weekend.

February 6, 2014
Huffington Post

In an op-ed, the Institute of the Environment's co-director Diana Liverman argues that we can build resliance by expanding research on the effects of climate change on a globalized economy.

January 31, 2014

A roundup of some of the arts and environment happenings on campus and in the community this spring 2014.

January 30, 2014
Tucson News Now

UA researchers Zack Guido and Valerie Trouet discuss the drought in the Southwest.

January 28, 2014

The January Southwest Climate Podcast, released by CLIMAS, discusses the lack of precipitation seen so far this winter in the Southwest and the role of the "ridiculously resilient ridge"—an area of high pressure parked off the West Coast—that has persisted for more than a month.

January 27, 2014

UA environmental scientist Michael Crimmins is leading a project to try to improve use of climate science data by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Climate change is affecting everything the agency does, and yet it isn't given much consideration," he says. "FEMA has to be climate literate in a way that many other agencies don't have to be."