UArizona-Led Team Finds Nearly 500 Ancient Ceremonial Sites in Southern Mexico

The discovery shifts researchers' understanding of the relationship between the Olmec civilization and the subsequent Maya civilization.

Brown tarantulas are on the move as the arachnids embark on a mating journey

Across the Southwest, thousands of male brown tarantulas are marching across the landscape, their journey part of an annual migration of sorts, when the hairy creatures leave their burrows in search of a mate. 

In Tucson, ‘Barrio-Supported Agriculture’ Feeds the Latino Community

Tucson’s Barrio Centro is home to a small-scale farm aiming to increase food security while reclaiming Latino cultural traditions and values.

Changing Ocean Currents Are Driving Extreme Winter Weather

Slower ocean circulation as the result of climate change could intensify extreme cold weather in the U.S., according to new UArizona research.

Food insecurity in Arizona and the UA: Q&A with assistant professor Anna Josephson

Studying and measuring food insecurity in the United States was as important as ever during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Food Access and COVID Research Team was part of the effort to understand how the pandemic was affecting people to help inform governmental policies. Anna Josephson, assistant professor at the University of Arizona Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, was part of this team to help accomplish this objective for the state of Arizona.

Monsoons that make deserts bloom are becoming more extreme and erratic thanks to climate change

These summer rainfalls have been vital to the U.S. Southwest ecosystem, but their unpredictability is growing.

Life on LEO: Plants to be Added to the Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2

Surprisingly little is known about how rain moves through landscapes once it's on the ground. UArizona's Landscape Evolution Observatory is designed to provide answers. A $3.5 million grant will allow scientists to study the roles plants and microbes play in the process. 

UArizona Chemists Develop Flame Retardant Sulfur Plastics from Fossil Fuel Waste

The new material is flame retardant, unlike almost all other plastics on the market.

UArizona Partners on $10M USDA Grant to Expand Research on Growing Crops Under Solar Panels

The University of Arizona, which has conducted pioneering research on agrivoltaics, is part of a national team analyzing how growing crops under solar panels can best be implemented across the country.

Politics of vaccine, mask mandates complicate return to normal on college campuses

Millions of students returned to campus this fall for the in-person college experience, as the delta variant continues to impact parts of the U.S. Some schools have strict mandates for vaccination, testing and masking. In other places, that’s not an option. Hari Sreenivasan begins the latest in our “Rethinking College” series at two of America’s flagship universities.