The University of Arizona has hired attorney Cindy DeLancey as the first executive director of the Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center. DeLancey begins her appointment on Sept. 6, 2016.
The award recipients represent a range of disciplines, including engineering, linguistics and anthropology.
As binational desalination plants are being considered as a strategy to combat water scarcity, scientists delve into the environmental, political and social impacts.
First, a quick note about the difference between "venomous" and "poisonous". Venom is injected via a bite or sting. Poisons are ingested or absorbed. Therefore snakes, bees, scorpions, spiders, etc. are venomous, and toads, mushrooms, and household chemicals are poisonous. Remember, venom = active, poison = passive.
An article published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Science of the Total Environment found the University of Arizona to be the most productive university in the United States for top-cited publications pertaining to the field of "environmental science"—and the fourth most productive institution in this regard worldwide.
The wood in the monumental "great houses" built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges, according to new research from the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
The UA scientists are the first to report that before 1020, most of the wood came from the Zuni Mountains about 50 miles to the south. The species of tree used in the buildings did not grow nearby, so the trees must have been transported from distant mountain ranges.
Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.
Rice will play an essential role in the quest to solve this "9 Billion People Question." Rice is, and will continue to be, the primary source of food/calories for half the world and many rapidly growing regions.
The University of Arizona's Water RAPIDS program is helping southeastern Arizona's water-stressed Upper Gila Watershed plan for a sustainable future water supply.
How can Arizona ensure a safe, reliable water supply, now and in the future? The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center will host a conference on April 8 – "Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand" – to explore our state's options for meeting future water needs.
Millions of people have moved to Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and surrounding states- and many more are expected to follow, adding to the demand for potable water.
Sharon Megdal, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, said water harvesting efforts by Tucson residents and other communities are conserving water, but the demand has outstripped the supply.