Loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern United States, according to research that applied supercomputing to create an in-depth model of how groundwater will respond to warming.
University of Arizona researchers studied recent extinctions from climate change to estimate the loss of plant and animal species by 2070. Their results suggest that as many as one in three species could face extinction unless warming is reduced.
As the global population is projected to reach nearly 10 billion by the year 2050, the demand to sustainably produce healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables is more pressing than ever.
Synthetic chemicals that were released into the environment for the first time 80 years ago have been linked to harmful health effects, and more of them are migrating slowly from the soil, according to University of Arizona research.
The multidisciplinary, six-week "Climate Change: Earth, Sea, and Sky" class kicks off March 17.
The University of Arizona is among a group of institutions who are using a $2.6 million grant to study how geologic activity, rainfall patterns and climate cycles might have shaped the evolution and biodiversity of the Baja California peninsula over time.