Park land scorched by Bighorn Fire could offer clues to emerging desert threat

On a rocky foothill about a mile from the main road at Catalina State Park, desert ecologist Ben Wilder steps carefully around fresh signs of life in a scorched landscape.

Studying Mountains in South America to Understand the Earth's Inner Activity

The University of Arizona is leading a group of international researchers in a major study of how mountain ranges were formed.

Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead Hits Lowest Water Level Since 1930s

The reservoir generates electricity and supplies water to about 25 million people across tribal lands, farms and major cities.

Telegraph Fire; water shortages; mandating vaccines

Plus, the Regional Transportation Authority's role in shaping the Tucson metro.

As Climate Warms, a Rearrangement of World’s Plant Life Looms

Previous periods of rapid warming millions of years ago drastically altered plants and forests on Earth. Now, scientists see the beginnings of a more sudden, disruptive rearrangement of the world’s flora — a trend that will intensify if greenhouse gas emissions are not reined in.

Scientists create game to show off knowledge, predictions for Monsoon 2021

With Pima County residents hoping for this year's monsoon to bring much-needed rain, a group of local forecasters got together to create the Southwest Monsoon Fantasy Forecasts.

Building Bridges: Diné College and UArizona support students in STEAM

In partnership with Diné College, the University of Arizona established the “Advancing Postsecondary Attainment and Research in STEAM for Tribal Students” program in fall 2021. The program "Bridge to STEAM” works to provide Native American undergraduate students with a clear and culturally responsive pathway for transfer to UArizona. Indige-FEWSS Trainees participate in establishing the program’s bridge to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics) as mentors to Diné College undergraduates.

Irregular ‘side blooms’ on saguaros signify a parched desert

Nestled within the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park’s main attraction has been exhibiting a strange phenomenon of “side blooms” well beyond their peak blooming season. The flowering event, which occurs from mid-April to early June, has exhibited more buds dispersed along saguaros’ trunks, with smaller flowers and fruits.

Study: Fixing oil and gas methane emissions could create jobs in New Mexico, U.S.

Cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry could create thousands of jobs across the country and in oil-producing states like New Mexico which is home to one of the most prolific fossil fuel regions in the Permian Basin.

Water Solutions on Navajo Nation: A UArizona Partnership with Sixth World Solutions

To promote sustainable solutions for marginalized communities in Arizona, the Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) program partnered with Sixth-World Solutions, and together they received funding from AIR for a project that brings solar-nanofiltration systems to homes on Navajo Nation.

Monsoon Madness: Professional and Amateur Forecasters Invited to Bet on Much-Needed Rain

Do you think you know the monsoon? Professional forecasters' predictions for this year's monsoon season are "basically a scientific shrug," according to UArizona climate researchers. Now, members of the public can put their own monsoon predictions to the test in a fantasy monsoon game.