Population growth, a hotter and drier climate and oversubscribed water resources pose great challenges to the Southwestern United States. Scientific projections of future climate trends and possible solutions took center stage at a panel discussion with UA experts at the Tucson Festival of Books.
Hebrew is the latest language to be added to the Beautiful Mars project, which provides people around the globe with images of the red planet along with captions in 16 languages. The images are from the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Of more 539 universities ranked for research and development (R&D) expenditures in the physical sciences – astronomy including space exploration, optics, physics and chemistry – , the UA comes in second and number one for astronomy. The data are published in the latest report on R&D expenditures compiled by the National Science Foundation for fiscal year 2012.
Presenting some of the most comprehensive information on blooming cycles over the course of four decades reveals that the timing of events within biological communities is more complex than previously thought. The results, found by a UA doctoral student and two others, have implications for models designed to help predict how climate change may affect ecosystems.
A passion for science, nature and education led the UA's Benjamin Blonder to create Sky School, a project that has won him presidential recognition as a White House Champion of Change. Blonder founded Sky School in 2012 to give lower-income children the chance to step outside their urban settings and learn about nature alongside experts.