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In Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe’s 2014 book, "Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World," the devastating fate of Iceland amid the 1783 Laki volcanic eruption is portrayed through the priest Jón Steingrímsson’s well-documented accounts.
As University of Arizona junior and climate activist Kyle Kline chanted among several hundred concerned Tucsonans at a September 2019 climate strike, his hope was that city officials would solidify their commitments to climate action.
“The pandemic and the chaos that’s going on around us is, to me anyway, a clear invitation for all of us to go a little bit more inward,” said Dr. Noshene Ranjbar, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
After about 90 days of tracking wildlife in the lower Sky Island region of southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico, Sky Island Alliance, an environmental nonprofit in Tucson, has identified 71 species in the range of border wall construction.
A new environment, new community, new struggles, new passions, new relationships, new pressures, new emotions, new sleep schedules — new everything, yet it is still important to take time to consider mental and physical health? The answer is yes, especially for college freshmen.
Coming to Tucson as an incoming University of Arizona freshman or transfer student means it is safe to say you will most likely not have to deal with your homework getting sucked up by a tornado, your dorm collapsing from a magnitude 8 earthquake or your Uber getting swept away by a tsunami on its way to pick you up.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, human-caused carbon dioxide emissions will have to reach “net-zero” by 2050 in order to stay below a warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius since preindustrial levels. Not only would global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius endanger the world’s coasts, existing ice sheets and coral reefs, but it is also projected that it could have hugely detrimental effects right here in Arizona.
A major conversation in the realm of climate change is on the ability of trees and forests to fight it. Many postulate that restoring the abundance of trees could have “mind-blowing potential” to deal with climate change.
Nature versus nurture: A debate that may only be applicable to women when it comes to a love of affection. A new study found a "latent genetic factor" accounting for up to 48% variance in affection for women with null effects in men.
COVID-19 is continuing to devastate communities all across the United States and the world. Arizona is now ninth in the U.S. in confirmed COVID-19 cases and this growth is not projected to slow down.
Despite Israel’s recognition as a religious and cultural hub, it is also recognized by many as the Startup Nation in response to its ever growing entrepreneurial spirit. At the University of Arizona, a professional development club called UA Tamid involves students with the entrepreneurial atmosphere of Israel through connecting them to Israeli startups.
Recently, environmental organizations have had to slow down much of their efforts to promote the safety of staff and an awareness of other pressing societal issues. Some believe that this is even resulting in opportunities for the government to sneak in and break apart environmental regulations, without the defense systems of environmental organizations.
From the Bighorn Fire continuing to burn through the beloved Catalina Mountains to the human-caused Bush Fire near Phoenix, now deemed as the largest current fire in the U.S., fires are taking a toll on the wilderness of Southern and Central Arizona.
As of June 17, the U.S. has seen nearly 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 alongside 120,000 confirmed deaths. However, a deeper look into these numbers shows that this pandemic has exposed the long-standing health disparities present in the U.S. healthcare system.
The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains — started by lightning strikes from Friday night’s storm — is continuing to grow and leave its mark on the surrounding area. Still, at only 10% containment, the fire has now reached 3,277 acres, according to the Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center.
As confirmed COVID-19 cases quickly approach 7.4 million, a group of University of Arizona researchers is giving the public something to be optimistic about.
Wildfire season in Arizona is gaining traction, and four major wildfires — the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, the Tortolita Fire just north of Tucson, the Blue River Fire near Alpine and the Sawtooth Fire just east of Phoenix — are currently lighting up areas of southern and central Arizona.
As holistic approaches are becoming increasingly accepted in Western medicine, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has taken steps to recognize two professors who have worked integrative medicine into conventional medical education. On April 2, the center awarded Dr. Noshene Ranjbar and Dr. Andrea Gordon with its first-ever Integrative Medicine in Residency Innovation Award.
About a year ago, part of the Santa Cruz River had flowing water for the first time in around 80 years. The effects of returning water to a system like the Santa Cruz can greatly benefit riparian wildlife, plants and communities near the water.
Mount Lemmon serves as an important place for many University of Arizona students; a place for solitude, for getting away and for experiencing the outlandishly diverse Southwest landscape. For alumni Andrea and Justin Hafner, however, it served as a place for blasting through the winter snow on makeshift pool toy sleds.