In 1975, 16 feet of storm surge struck the Florida Panhandle during Hurricane Eloise. (Photo: NOAA)
Feb. 11, 2020
The Gulf Coast is particularly vulnerable to storm surge. New research shows that as the climate warms, the Gulf Coast will be even more susceptible to extreme storm surges.
This photo was taken Jan. 26, 2014, during California's most recent "perfect drought" and shows low water drought conditions at Folsom Dam and Lake, located in Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Folsom Lake is part of the Central Valley Project, operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation. (Photo: John Chacon/CADWR)
Jan. 13, 2020
A study used the annual growth rings of trees to reconstruct a long-term climate history and examine "perfect droughts" in Southern California's main water sources.
Sept. 5, 2019
Many of a community's built environment factors, such as housing age and density, vegetated land cover and lot size, are tied to how much water single-family residences use.
Oil well pump jack from the late 1800s in southern Ontario, Canada. (Photo: Jennifer McIntosh)
Aug. 16, 2019
New research reports that conventional oil and gas production activities inject more water underground than hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional petroleum-production methods.
June 28, 2019
The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities also ranked the University of Arizona in the top 20 for library and information sciences, communication, and ecology.
Monsoon storms are definitely on their way to Southern Arizona, though predictions of when they will start vary. (Photo: Pete Gregoire/NOAA Weather in Focus Photo Contest 2015)
June 25, 2019
While many forecasters are predicting this year's monsoon storms will appear later than usual, UA climatologists say the start of the 2019 monsoon season is still up in the air.
The green circles in this satellite image of southwestern Kansas are crops being watered by central pivot irrigation, which draws water from a well in the center of each field. Some of the water is groundwater from deep under the Great Plains states. (Credit: NASA)
June 19, 2019
A new study led by a UA hydrologist is the first to examine the impact of large-scale groundwater pumping that began in the U.S. in the 1950s on surface waters.
June 5, 2019
A UA-led team of engineers and scientists are researching new methods, including "magic" microbes and chemical processes, to remove insensitive high explosives from soil and water.
From left: Lei Wang and Jungang Dong of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xi’an, China, take a sample from an ancient southern Chinese pine tree on Mt. Helan in the western Loess Plateau of China. (Photo: ©2017 Yu Liu, The Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
May 15, 2019
Air pollution from industrialization is the likely culprit behind the reduced precipitation from the Asian monsoon, a phenomenon that affects almost half of the world’s population.