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Recap of June 2020 Co-InFEWS Workshop

A recap of the Co-InFEWS Workshop hosted online during the week of June 15, 2020, where Indigenous community members, scholars and representatives from federal and tribal agencies met to collaborate on ideas and share experiences about the nexus of food, energy and water systems.

Here's why the Bighorn Fire got so big: weather, fuel, terrain

On June 17 in Tucson, Peter Norton watched smoke billow from the Santa Catalina Mountains. His shift at Mount Lemmon’s fire department had ended the day before, but he and another firefighter, Aaron Lindflott, had made a pact. When it was time to head back up the mountain to fight the Bighorn Fire, they’d be ready.

Dual-use solar farms welcome nature back to the land

Most ground-mount solar projects built in the United States are on gravel, turf or dirt. And therein lies the Catch-22 of solar projects. The draw of solar is its ability to provide clean power that preserves beautiful landscapes that are in danger from coal mines, oil wells and fracking.

Architecture Students Place First in Department of Energy Competition

Four university teams were finalists for a project that aims to change the way apartment buildings, schools and homes store energy and are kept cool.

Plastics in the time of pandemic

Many restaurants have kept afloat through delivery and takeout orders provided in plastic packaging with plastic cutlery.

Decoding the Skies: The Impact of Water Vapor on Afternoon Rainfall

The role of incoming water vapor in rainfall has been a complex area of study, but new research shows water vapor is a vital piece of the puzzle.