In the March 2017 episode of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido discuss the winter season in the Southwest - with an eye towards how Arizona and New Mexico have fared (temperature, precipitation, snowpack, streamflow forecasts, etc.), as well as to the exceptional events taking place in California and across the Intermountain West. They also try to put this "La Niña" into context, how it did (or did not) meet expectations, and whether that even matters at this point, as well as what the rumblings of El Niño might mean for the rest of the Spring (and 2017 overall).
The project was designed to illustrate the UA's expansive campuswide sustainability projects, programs and features in an accessible and centralized way.
Two UA researchers, both scheduled to give talks during the Tucson Festival of Books, speak about the importance of the current nationwide conversation about the contributions of women in STEM.
Coffee and climate come together on the mountainous slopes of Guatemala, where fields — and the livelihoods of indigenous farmers — are threatened by changing rainfall, rising temperature and a fungus called "coffee rust." The UA's Kevin Anchukaitis seeks clues in the past lives of the firs and pines there.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as a 2017-2018 Public Engagement Fellow. Together with 14 other researchers in the field of infectious disease, Dr. Ernst will attend the Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science in June.
Speakers at a recent conference at the UA — including a Nobel laureate, ambassadors and advisers to secretaries of state — know firsthand how science can build trust where politics struggles.