Guide to the Arizona monsoon: Dust storms, lightning and safety tips for first-timers

You breezed through your first winter — we know, 75 degrees and sunny in January was tough — but you did it. You really liked spring, when you were able to get outside, and even though it's starting to get a little toasty now you're thinking you can handle summer. Because, really, how much hotter can it get?

The potential of green infrastructure in mitigating flood impacts: Focused on the mobility of low income and minority comunities

This research advances national U.S. methods for assessing flood vulnerability and prioritizing transportation improvement investments, to ensure that no community is left stranded when the next flood occurs.

New Arizona Institutes for Resilience Will Tackle Environmental Challenges

The Arizona Institutes for Resilience brings together a number of university units and programs focused on better understanding environmental challenges and developing solutions.

Earth is setting heat records. It will be much hotter one day.

As a heat wave roasted the western United States this week, temperatures in California’s Death Valley soared to a blistering 130 degrees Fahrenheit, marking the hottest temperature measured anywhere on Earth since 1931 and the third hottest day ever recorded on our planet, period.

As California Grid Buckles, It Faces Worst Heat in 70 Years

The U.S. West Coast is set to have its hottest two weeks in 70 years, putting even more strain on power grids after California imposed rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001.

Researchers Propose Climate-Smart Desert Food Production Model for Land and Human Health

As heat waves, drought and disease challenge food security in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, scientists are setting their sights on a novel model for desert farming.