Air Conditioners Might Be One Water Source of Our Urban Future

A global water crisis has companies and cities reusing the condensation from air conditioners to water plants, flush toilets and in one case, brew beer.

Mark Clytus, Indige-FEWSS Trainee

Profile on Mark Clytus: Indige-FEWSS Trainee

Mark Clytus is a first-generation Ph.D. student in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management and Policy/ Indigenous STEM Education at the University of Arizona. He has been a Trainee with IndigeFEWSS since the start of the program in 2018 and contributes to education and community engagement initiatives.

 

Dr. Karletta Chief Receives Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award

Dr. Karletta Chief received the University Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award for 2021, an honor that recognizes faculty who demonstrate outstanding commitment to outreach for the common good of the state and the nation.

UArizona research shows perseverance in Tucson food industry

University of Arizona researchers released a new report of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food system right here in Tucson.

California Is Launching Monitoring Satellites To Hunt Super-Emitters

California and partners will launch two satellites by 2023 to spot and monitor plumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane – with dozen more to follow if all goes right. The elimination of these planet-warming greenhouse gases is essential to curbing climate change.

Drought intensifies forcing rationing of Colorado River water

The US Bureau of Reclamation last week warned water users to brace for a 500,000 acre-foot cut in water from the Colorado River as a historic drought continues to tighten its grip on the Southwest.

Drought intensifies forcing rationing of Colorado River water

The US Bureau of Reclamation last week warned water users to brace for a 500,000 acre-foot cut in water from the Colorado River as a historic drought continues to tighten its grip on the Southwest.

New normals: The Southwest has grown hotter and drier over the past decade, data shows

The Southwest has grown hotter and drier during the past decade, and new climate data from the federal government shows these changes have been dramatic, shifting the long-term averages that represent the region’s “normal.”

Climate change will be disastrous even after latest world pledges, report finds

The recent pledges made by world governments to limit carbon emissions will not be sufficient to meet the goal of keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new report concluded. Instead, those nonbinding commitments will result in a rise in the average global temperature to a potentially catastrophic 2.4 degrees Celsius. 

'A Future That Is Likely Doomed': Why Climate Change Makes Young People Worried About Having Kids

Climate change has changed the way a lot of us think about the future, but for what seems like a growing number of young people, it’s changing something fundamental: Their decision to have children.

Arizona is ready to deal with a water shortage ... except for one thing

Opinion: Arizona has plans in place to lessen the pain of a Colorado River shortage. But a key component - wells for farmers - remains highly uncertain.