Searching for the fishing cat’s gleaming eyes in the velvet night

How evidence of the presence of the fishing cat in mangroves of the Godavari delta is fuelling conservation efforts.

Understanding and Fighting the Western Forest Firestorm

A University of Arizona fire ecology expert explains why each new wildfire season has been worse than the last — and what that might mean for the future.

Following California’s water as another dry spell looms

What does a Central Valley almond farmer have in common with a San Diego homeowner? The answer is simple: Water. More specifically, the amount of water they need to sustain their respective lifestyles — which is a lot.

UArizona Tracking Coronavirus Through Wastewater Across US

Researchers at the University of Arizona Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center are testing wastewater across the country to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future.

Tree Rings Could Pin Down Thera Volcano Eruption Date

Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Vital Need for Vertical Farms in World Cities

The speed with which the coronavirus outbreaks in Asia, Europe and North America metastasized into a full-blown global pandemic — catching many world governments by surprise and with little preparation — underscores just how our world today is highly interconnected and how, in order to contain and stem the surging pandemic, temporary disconnection from the physically-networked world by cities, regions and even entire nations has become an urgent imperative.

In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans

They are “petri dishes for bacteria and carriers of harmful pathogens,” read one warning from a plastics industry group. They are “virus-laden.”

It may look like a wildflower, but 'stinknet' is a menace to native plants and people

It’s pretty, sports feathery leaves resembling a carrot plant and bright yellow globes. It has an aroma that has been described as pungent, medicinal or astringent, and not even goats will consume it. It grows like a weed and, left unchecked, it could destroy much of the desert landscape it blankets.