Homes complicate Arizona wildfire response

Development in Arizona's wildlands is making fires more expensive, and in some cases, more difficult to prevent.

The potential of green infrastructure in mitigating flood impacts: Focused on the mobility of low income and minority comunities

This research advances national U.S. methods for assessing flood vulnerability and prioritizing transportation improvement investments, to ensure that no community is left stranded when the next flood occurs.

As Rural Western Towns Grow, So Do Their Planning Challenges

A new study examines the planning challenges that residents and officials in the rural mountain American West have been watching unfold for years. The researchers specifically looked at over 1,500 "gateway communities" – rural communities adjacent to national parks, forests, rivers and other outdoor recreational amenities.

Multi-University Center Aims to Minimize Mine Tailings Risk

 

Increased concern over the sustainability of handling mine waste has led to a joint venture dedicated to mine tailings research and education.