Aspen face new threat

Oh, no. Arizona’s dwindling aspen groves face yet another threat.

America’s longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it’s bound to happen again.

Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin.

Does Biosphere 2 From Hulu’s ‘Spaceship Earth’ Documentary Still Exist?

Spaceship Earth is a new documentary on Hulu about eight people stuck inside for two years, unable to venture into the outside world. That may sound familiar, but this film from director Matt Wolff is not about quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s about a group of people who voluntarily locked themselves inside a structure called Biosphere 2 in the ’90s.

Climate change could reawaken Indian Ocean El Nino

Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian Ocean, new research led by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin has found.

Supercharged by climate change, ‘megadrought’ points to drier future in the West

Global warming turned what would have been a moderate 19-year drought into one of the most severe 'Megadroughts' of the last 1200 years.

From student advocate to campus leader, Francis-Begay continues to serve Native American students

Karen Francis-Begay is personally fulfilling the ultimate hope she has for the Native American students she serves – finding success in a career that is meaningful while contributing to her community.

Decoding the Skies: The Impact of Water Vapor on Afternoon Rainfall

The role of incoming water vapor in rainfall has been a complex area of study, but new research shows water vapor is a vital piece of the puzzle.

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AIR Celebrates Diana Liverman’s Election to National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Regents Professor and Director of the School of Geography & Development Diana Liverman joins the ranks of America’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, artists and leaders for her contributions on the human dimensions of global change.

Bee Afraid ... 'Murder Hornets' are Here

Two UArizona entomologists share what to expect with the arrival of the "murder hornet" in the U.S. and the potential risks to American bees.

Geoscientists Help Map the Pandemic

Data visualization and mapping are valuable tools in the fight against COVID-19. Geoscientists can help healthcare workers and shape public policy.

‘We Need to Hear These Poor Trees Scream’: Unchecked Global Warming Means Big Trouble for Forests

New studies show drought and heat waves will cause massive die-offs, killing most trees alive today.

Border wall threatens sweeping variety of wildlife, federal officials say

When the federal government finishes building nearly 240 miles of new border wall across much of Southern Arizona, damaging impacts on a wide range of mammals, birds, fish and insects are expected, say environmentalists, researchers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials.