How Solar Panels Could Help Save Struggling Farms

Solar companies and farmers can work together to harvest sunlight for both energy and food.
 

Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's Food Deserts

A study co-authored by UArizona researchers makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

Agriculture study reveals economic effect of ranching and farming

A recently released University of Arizona study wanted to see what kind of an impact a one-time 20% reduction in water would have on Graham and Greenlee counties and the picture that emerged is not a pretty one, not only for the farmers and ranchers, but for the communities in which they live.

Karletta Chief in San Juan River

Karletta Chief Receives AGU Ambassador Award and Conferred Fellowship

Karletta Chief, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the University of Arizona Department of Environmental Science and Principal Investigator for the NSF-NRT “Indige-FEWSS” program, is one of 36 American Geophysical Union honorees this year, receiving the AGU Ambassador Award and a conferred fellowship.

Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Week, Wildcats! It’s no secret that as populations and incomes increase around the world, agriculture and other food systems have been working hard to feed the world’s people. However, some food industries (specifically meat processing industries) have huge carbon footprints and emit carbon into the atmosphere at alarming rates. In fact, In fact, Diana Liverman, director of the School of Geography & Development, states that "people think about controlling greenhouse gas emissions, they usually think of fossil use, like having fewer coal-powered plants, or driving more fuel-efficient cars, but not many realize that the food system contributes to greenhouse gas emissions". Because pressure has been put on the United States and other countries to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, these food production practices must change -- and we can start this week!

How To Have Your Solar Farm And Keep Your Regular Farm, Too

Clean, abundant, solar power comes with a price. It requires lots of land, and in some places that's provoking opposition from people who want to preserve farmland.