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The University of Arizona has received $50 million from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury, one of the largest individual donations in university history. We are honored to be involved in programs that will result from the donation.In addition to funding scholarships and research on issues of the environment, social justice and the Southwest, the gift will also establish an annual prize for what Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Science, hopes will become the environmental equivalent of a Kavli Science Award or Nobel Prize. The prize will be called the ‘Haury Biosphere 2 Prize’.“We want to create a prize for environmental research that will be understood to be the biggest prize for that field,” Ruiz said.Thank you to the Haury estate! Read more here: http://goo.gl/TsI6pa

The University of Arizona has received $50 million from the estate of philanthropist Agnese Nelms Haury, one of the largest individual donations in university history. We are honored to be involved in programs that will result from the donation.

In addition to funding scholarships and research on issues of the environment, social justice and the Southwest, the gift will also establish an annual prize for what Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Science, hopes will become the environmental equivalent of a Kavli Science Award or Nobel Prize. The prize will be called the ‘Haury Biosphere 2 Prize’.

“We want to create a prize for environmental research that will be understood to be the biggest prize for that field,” Ruiz said.

Thank you to the Haury estate! Read more here: http://goo.gl/TsI6pa

Ethics missing in debate on climate change? Read: goo.gl/tx03rh

Ethics missing in debate on climate change? Read: goo.gl/tx03rh

Bear Down and beat the Bears! Go Wildcats!

One year’s EXTRA CO2 emissions (2,166 lb) from using gasoline from Canadian tar sands.  More at carbonvisuals.com

One year’s EXTRA CO2 emissions (2,166 lb) from using gasoline from Canadian tar sands.  More at carbonvisuals.com

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1,000 posts!

Waiting for Climate Change. Nantes, France. Cement. Isaac Cordal, 2013.

Waiting for Climate Change. Nantes, France. Cement. Isaac Cordal, 2013.

The formula for Arizona's transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050.

The formula for Arizona's transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050.

World on track to be 4C warmer by 2100: goo.gl/eUZ5JV

World on track to be 4C warmer by 2100: goo.gl/eUZ5JV

Warming gases surged to a new record in 2013, surprising scientists and spurring fears of an accelerated warming of the planet in decades to come. More: http://goo.gl/4nYcrZ

Warming gases surged to a new record in 2013, surprising scientists and spurring fears of an accelerated warming of the planet in decades to come. More: http://goo.gl/4nYcrZ

Seagrass may shield marine life from acidifying oceans: goo.gl/XIUEh3

Seagrass may shield marine life from acidifying oceans: goo.gl/XIUEh3