Recycling takes a hit in coronavirus California as plastic waste piles up

The coronavirus pandemic has set back efforts to combat plastic pollution, as environmentally conscious Bay Area residents are forced to abandon their good habits while efforts on the state level to reduce waste face an uncertain future.

$3 million NSF grant supports search for heat-tolerant tomatoes

When your tomato plants won’t bear fruit during the dog days of summer, a team of Wake Forest researchers led by Gloria Muday will be in the lab, trying to find a plant that thrives despite the heat.

EPA awards $255k in grants for environment, health on Arizona-Mexico border

The Arizona-Sonora border region will receive over $255,000 to advance environmental projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. Recipient organizations will match with an additional $100,000.

OPINION: Tucson's admirable water conservation efforts

About a year ago, part of the Santa Cruz River had flowing water for the first time in around 80 years. The effects of returning water to a system like the Santa Cruz can greatly benefit riparian wildlife, plants and communities near the water. 

Direct potable beer: potable reuse project

Grundfos’ commitment to promoting sustainability is genuine, as evident by how it spearheads programs worldwide to help promote the efficient and sustainable use of water and energy. 

The western U.S. is locked in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought, study finds

Only one drought in the past 1,200 years comes close to the ongoing, global warming-driven event

Making Citizen Science Accessible for All

Although socioeconomic factors affect countless other life outcomes, they do not predict the success of a citizen scientist, according to UArizona researchers working to make science accessible to communities living in the shadow of environmental contamination.

Spring is NOT cancelled: backyard scientists contribute to "Nature's Notebook".

Meet three local civilian scientists who are taking time during the quarantine to record observations about the natural world. 

Forecasters predict a very active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Warmer ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic could fuel stronger storms.


As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks

Climate change and unregulated wells are depleting the West’s groundwater reserves.

Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.

On the Hopi Reservation, one agent is helping her community grow food. But for how long?

UC3: Scaling Up Climate Solutions

In 2018 the University of Arizona joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), comprising 20 leading North American research universities. The goal: helping communities accelerate climate action.