Architecture Students Place First in Department of Energy Competition

Four university teams were finalists for a project that aims to change the way apartment buildings, schools and homes store energy and are kept cool.

Plastics in the time of pandemic

Many restaurants have kept afloat through delivery and takeout orders provided in plastic packaging with plastic cutlery.

Shane Snyder named inaugural editor of ACS ES&T Water

Submissions to the new journal will open this summer

Op-ed: Migrant Farmworkers, Native Ranchers in Border States Hit Hardest by COVID-19

An agricultural ecologist points to systemic racism resulting in a devastating lack of response to the pandemic.

Torran Anderson Nikki Tully People's Choice Award for Video

Indige FEWSS wins People's Choice Award for Video

Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) won a Presenters’ Choice Award for their submission to NSF sponsored STEM for All Video Showcase . 

Karanikola Drinking water for solar nanofiltration system in the Navajo Nation

Dr. Vicky Karanikola named Early Career Scholar

Dr. Vasiliki "Vicky" Karanikola, IES Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, was named Early Career Scholar Awardee by the UArizona Office of the Provost.

What will happen to the environment if we decide to abandon offices for good?

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, working from home was viewed as a perk. Now it has become a necessity. And as states begin to reopen and ease back into something resembling normalcy (for better or worse), more companies are considering keeping work-from-home policies in place.

Women in Produce

Award-winning microbiologist Channah Rock is in the business of keeping our food safe. Fortunately for us, she loves her job.

Arizona still in a mega-drought

Arizona’s in the midst of perhaps the worst drought in 1,200 years, regardless of the blessings of a relatively normal winter, according to study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.

Salt, Verde watersheds may prove less vulnerable to drought

Arizona’s already hot and dry. So if it gets hotter and drier – we’re toast. Right? Well, not necessarily – leastwise, not on the Salt and Verde watersheds.

Gardening brings peace to some Tucsonans during pandemic


Community gardens provide a space for people to care for their mental health and for groups to address food insecurity.

Trees remember everything—even the fall of the roman empire

The timeline of the failure of the Roman state is fairly well established and accepted, thanks to the Romans' love of writing. The circumstances contributing to its disintegration, however, have long been debated among historians and archaeologists. There is no consensus about the relative role of internal failures, such as escalating corruption and civil war, versus external factors, such as the barbarian invasions and pandemics.