Foreign Firms Sucking “Virtual” Water From America’s Parched Southwest

Export of water-intensive crops has been accelerating for decades.

Record-Breaking Temperatures More Likely in Populated Tropics

New research shows that most extreme heat events are going to occur in the tropics rather than the poles.

UArizona and NASA Identify Methane Super-Emitters in the Nation's Largest Oil Field

Fixing just the worst leaks in the Permian Basin oil field could cut methane emissions by 55 tons an hour.

Amid Dire Colorado River Outlook, States Plan to Tap Their Lake Mead Savings Accounts

This year and next, Arizona and California intend to draw on water they banked in the big reservoir, even as water levels drop.

Diana Liverman speaking at podium in ENR2 building

Honoring Diana Liverman for her leadership in environment

The Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) honors Diana Liverman with the announcement of a new undergraduate scholarship program, the Diana Liverman Scholars Program.

University of Arizona researchers look to ‘X-Ray’ the Andes Mountains

The University of Arizona is working to see underneath the Andes Mountains. Its research could help people in South America be more prepared for earthquakes and teach us something about the mountain ranges that surround the Western United States.

Monsoon 2021 could bring more above-average temps but also more rainfall

Reduced snowpack across the West could promote faster warming to our north which is what we want to happen to get our monsoon pattern together.

U.S. Southwest, Already Parched, Sees ‘Virtual Water’ Drain Abroad

As the Colorado River Basin enters yet another year of drought, global companies are worsening the water crisis.

Unprecedented outbreak of side blooms on saguaros in Arizona

Cactus experts are tracking an unprecedented outbreak of “side blooms” on saguaros across Southern Arizona this year.

UA economics prof: Climate change will bring big upheaval to society, markets

A University of Arizona economics professor said taxing carbon emissions would help solve the significant challenges that climate change poses to U.S. and world economies.

Sustainable Design Expert: The Building You're Sitting in Is the Elephant in the Room

Jonathan Bean in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture says buildings are the No. 1 pathway to achieving the Biden administration's new carbon emissions goals. He's training the next generation of architects to make climate-positive buildings the new normal.