Wow! A team of high school students have co-authored a scientific journal paper with their University of Arizona graduate student instructor that could have a serious impact on the reliability of climate models. Their work details the impact of shrinkage on dried, fossilized leaves—shrinkage that is often unaccounted for in climate models. By better accounting for this change in leaf size, the students found that researchers could significantly improve the accuracy of their climate models. More: http://bit.ly/15TI67H
New technology tricks plant cells into making electricity for human use, potentially sowing the seeds of literal ‘power plants’ that yield clean, renewable energy.
Great news for our colleagues in the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory…congratulations! http://bit.ly/185Xifz
A new movement is under way to shift the way in which the University of Arizona engages its community partners in outreach initiatives funded by research grants. Where academics of the past sometimes limited their outreach projects, the move today is toward tailored, multi-year culturally responsive initiatives that serve a range of people throughout Arizona and beyond. More: http://bit.ly/14prv7c
Study of Controversial Dam Reveals Hidden Dependence on Rainforest http://bit.ly/16h3aoG
The Big Unknown in Sea-Level Rise http://bit.ly/12vzXl7
Researchers suspect that the glacial melting in the Everest region is due to global warming, but they have not yet established a firm connection.
The latest environmental report on the Great Lakes isn’t very encouraging — and here’s why we should care.
Rooftop Solar Owners vs Utilities – The Battle Begins