William Borkan Places Second in EnViSion 2021

WilliamBorkan is an Indige-FEWSS trainee and Master's student in the School of Environmental Sciences. Borkan competed in the 2021 Virtual Earth Week EnVision contest and placed 2nd among all graduate student participants for his presentation on Comparing Uranium Transport Through Two Different Porous Media. 

University of Arizona geologist digs her way to the top

Dr. Isabel Barton said her passion for geology might as well be genetic.

Lundin Family Giving $2M to UArizona Mining and Mineral Resources Programs with Challenge that Could Bring Millions More

The $2 million initial gift, plus a $2.5 million challenge grant, is helping the university upgrade facilities, provide financial support to students and work toward an interdisciplinary school of mining engineering and mineral resources.
 

FAA: No prosecution for drone flight that slowed fight of Tucson's Bighorn Fire

Illegal drone intrusions into the Bighorn Fire airspace forced firefighters to shut down their air attack at some crucial moments. To combat the fire, low-flying aircraft are used, which could put them in the same airspace with a drone.

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.

Multi-University Center Aims to Minimize Mine Tailings Risk

 

Increased concern over the sustainability of handling mine waste has led to a joint venture dedicated to mine tailings research and education.