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Inspired by Data Science, Team Aims to Fulfill the Promise of NEPA Environmental Goals

During the 1960s, a series of environmental catastrophes and revelatory books transformed the American environmental consciousness, setting the stage for the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969. More than fifty years later, a group of researchers at the University of Arizona is helping to bring NEPA’s original vision into the 21st century through advanced data science practices, galvanizing a new generation of environmental leaders.

The oldest trees on Earth

High atop the remote, rocky slopes of California's White Mountains, the harsh conditions make it difficult for life to take root. But for a certain type of tree – and for those who have traveled here to study it – this place is paradise. 

A changing climate is buckling concrete and flooding roads. States are moving slowly to guard the nation’s infrastructure.

Responding to increasingly common extreme weather is a vast undertaking that many state transportation departments are only beginning to tackle

Promising a world first, company clears site for lobster farm by protected channel. Neighbours protest.

Caribbean Sustainable Fisheries — which says it already raises tiny wild-caught baby lobsters to adulthood at its half-acre farm in Pockwood Pond — has received government permission to expand by building what it calls “the world’s first Caribbean lobster hatchery” on nearly three acres in East End beside the protected Beef Island Channel.

Announcing the 2022 AIR Resilience Grants Recipients

On October 28, 2021, the Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) awarded Resilience Grants totaling nearly $400,000 to seven teams representing six UArizona colleges and 10 departments or units. The grants are funded by the Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF), administered by the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact and AIR, and supported through Arizona sales tax revenues.

Partnering for Resilience

How universities can help break cycles of recurrent crisis: An interview with University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact’s Greg Collins and Eric Bergthold.