Understanding and Fighting the Western Forest Firestorm
Within the past decade, alarming footage of Western forest fires has become part of the daily news for a good part of the year. California’s 2017 Thomas Fire was the costliest on record. The Camp Fire, which burned 153,336 acres in Northern California in fall 2018, was the deadliest in the state’s history.
Ushering in a New Era of Mine Waste Reclamation
Mining has long been a key part of Arizona’s economy, from the boomtowns that sprouted up in the 1800s to today’s streamlined industries that operate across the state, but it has often come at a cost to the environment and public health.
The Promise and Potential of Southwestern Biofuel Crops
The Sonoran Desert’s typically high-alkaline soil, minimal rainfall and extreme temperatures (which can dip below freezing in winter and routinely reach 110 degrees in summer) make it a challenging agricultural environment.