Study: One-Third of Plant and Animal Species Could be Gone in 50 Years

University of Arizona researchers studied recent extinctions from climate change to estimate the loss of plant and animal species by 2070. Their results suggest that as many as one in three species could face extinction unless warming is reduced.

Greenhouse Vegetable Education Abounds in Arizona

The University of Arizona’s Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course is fast approaching. The event takes place March 2-6 at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), is focused on vegetable production and includes three full days of lectures, one day of hands-on training workshops at CEAC, and an optional commercial greenhouse tour. 

When in Doubt About Your Vegetable Crop, Scout it Out

Insect pests can be a grower’s worst enemy, so high-quality, leafy vegetables often depend on insecticides. But to use insecticides cost-effectively, growers must apply only when there is a need. Thus, scouting fields for insect pests plays an important role in making informed management decisions.

Researchers: Synthetic Chemicals in Soils are 'Ticking Time Bomb'

Synthetic chemicals that were released into the environment for the first time 80 years ago have been linked to harmful health effects, and more of them are migrating slowly from the soil, according to University of Arizona research.

Researchers to Study Viability of Vertically Farming Leafy Greens

As the global population is projected to reach nearly 10 billion by the year 2050, the demand to sustainably produce healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables is more pressing than ever.

Spring Is Here... But It's Still Winter

We’re more than a month out from the official start of spring, but that hasn’t stopped it from popping up earlier than expected.

A look at paleoflood hydrology

The Colorado River Basin has experienced incredibly large flood events in the past. Present-day river deposits can be used to understand the size and timing of floods that have happened within the region.

One way to reduce food waste and help the climate: build more grocery stores

Boosting the number of grocery stores in a city could help cut down on food waste and mitigate the harmful effects of climate change, a new study suggests — all while reducing households’ grocery expenses.

Community Climate Change Course Brings Faculty Expertise to Public

The multidisciplinary, six-week "Climate Change: Earth, Sea, and Sky" class kicks off March 17.

Local Opinion: Tucson Electric Power is investing in carbon reductions, cleaner energy resources

Tucson Electric Power is significantly reducing carbon emissions from an energy portfolio that includes more renewable energy and less coal than ever before.