Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.

On the Hopi Reservation, one agent is helping her community grow food. But for how long?

The western U.S. is locked in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought, study finds

Only one drought in the past 1,200 years comes close to the ongoing, global warming-driven event

Making Citizen Science Accessible for All

Although socioeconomic factors affect countless other life outcomes, they do not predict the success of a citizen scientist, according to UArizona researchers working to make science accessible to communities living in the shadow of environmental contamination.

Spring is NOT cancelled: backyard scientists contribute to "Nature's Notebook".

Meet three local civilian scientists who are taking time during the quarantine to record observations about the natural world. 

Forecasters predict a very active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Warmer ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic could fuel stronger storms.


As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks

Climate change and unregulated wells are depleting the West’s groundwater reserves.

UC3: Scaling Up Climate Solutions

In 2018 the University of Arizona joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), comprising 20 leading North American research universities. The goal: helping communities accelerate climate action.

UArizona Graduate Student Wins National Storytelling Competition

Jake Meyers' video followed an urban farmer in Nairobi, Kenya. The grand prize for his piece is an expedition to Iceland with National Geographic.

Scientists Worry Agency Plan to Prevent Fires Could Do Opposite

Scientists say the Trump administration’s proposed program to cut down trees to gain an upper hand over wildfire and protect the sage-grouse bird may in fact do the opposite: increase the wildfire threat and risk ecosystem “collapse.”

Earth Day at 50: Towards a More Inclusive Environmental Movement

This spring, as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, many social historians are asking questions about the legacy and efficacy of what was initially known as the “environmental teach-ins.”

Bird alarm calls help rhinos avoid people—and possibly poachers

Red-billed oxpeckers that feed on rhinos’ ticks alert them to approaching humans, likely helping the poor-sighted animals survive.

Using The Loop to go back in time

The Cultural Walk reminds us that we are newcomers, just the latest arrivals in a long line of people who have found refuge and made a home in the Sonoran Desert. The informational plaques explain that the Hohokam arrived in the 1100s. Yet even they were far from the first to make this valley their home. People have been residing here for almost 4,000 years.