Biosphere 2 opened on Sept. 26, 1991, when eight scientists entered this self-contained space to gather data on what it takes to create a living environment for humans. The UA took over management of Biosphere 2 in 2007.
Members of the UA's Arts, Environment and Humanities Network have taken on the complicated task of advancing interdisciplinary projects and initiatives to make greater sense of the realities of changes in the environment.
Farmed fish has gotten a bad rap, but it’s the only way the world is going to feed the additional 2.4 billion people expected to be added to the Earth’s population in the next 34 years. UA's professor of aquaculture Kevin Fitzsimmons notes that "Asian seafood producers have been cleaning up their acts" and moving away from unsustainable practices of early fisheries.
The UA Poetry Center will host the "Climate Change & Poetry" series throughout October to address climate change issues through the arts with help from eight world-class, scientifically informed poets.