Forecasts favor above-average temperatures in all of the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin, and above-average precipitation in the southern portion of the Basin, through September.
Jonathan Overpeck, a globally recognized climate researcher who co-authored a Nobel Prize-winning report, is leaving the UA to become dean of the University of Michigan's new School for Environment and Sustainability.
President Donald Trump's promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. Scientists from the UA are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on the desert ecosystem.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and other city officials are contemplating action on climate change in light of President Donald Trump's recent decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord. UA Regents' Professor Diana Liverman, former co-director of the UA's Institute for the Environment, said she is working on a special report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on how to hold temperature increases to the 2.7 degree Fahrenheit goal.