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Global Warming

Climate change hitting home, says White House report led by UA

The Southwest is heating faster than the rest of the country. Sea levels are rising. Oceans are acidifying. The North Atlantic’s hurricanes are intensifying. Piñon and lodgepole pines are dying.

May 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Environmental group sues to get UA records

A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group has sued the University of Arizona demanding the release of a cache of documents — including two professors’ emails — related to climate change and global warming.

October 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
A dubious achievement for humanity

A dubious achievement for humanity

Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Oceans absorbing more global heat, UA researcher says

Much of the heat that was supposed to fire up the globe’s air in the past 15 years — but didn’t — has gone into the ocean, a University of Arizona oceanographer said Friday.

September 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Inhospitable' Earth? Compared to the past, hardly

You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible - a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National Park is frightfully overdue.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama in Berlin: Ich bin ein amateur

The question of whether Barack Obama's second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality?

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Even if alone, Obama must address climate change

President Obama should spend his remaining years in office making the United States part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem. If Congress sticks to its policy of obstruction and willful ignorance, Obama should use his executive powers to the fullest extent. We are out …

May 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Chasing Ice' focus is to quell climate change denial, skeptics

'Chasing Ice' focus is to quell climate change denial, skeptics

Photographer James Balog and filmmaker Jeff Orlowski scout Survey Canyon on the Greenland ice sheet. Their documentary "Chasing Ice" is a quest to silence climate change skeptics.

December 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Chasing Ice' focus is to quell climate change denial, skeptics

'Chasing Ice' focus is to quell climate change denial, skeptics

"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness" was a favorite Chinese proverb of the late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schultz. Photographer James Balog must have taken that to heart as he noticed changes to the wild world he documents, and heard all the cursing dominatin…

December 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: Weather report

     With this year’s property tax assessment my home is worth just about what I owe on my mortgage. I’m going to have a lot in common with the redneck who ignores the “Do not enter when flooded” sign. We’re both under water and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

July 12, 2012 6:30 amLoading…

TEP is asked to stop burning coal

With natural gas prices at their lowest levels in years, Tucson Electric Power Co. hasn't been burning coal at its south-side power plant lately.

May 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

The saguaro cactus - a tall, handsome, enduring symbol of the Sonoran Desert - is proving to be an upwardly mobile species. In terms of elevation, that is.

April 20, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

This saguaro grows under an oak tree "nurse plant" in a woodland area at 4,500 feet - well above the typical altitude for saguaros.

April 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

UA study: Warming oceans will also speed ice melting

WASHINGTON - Warming air from climate change isn't the only thing that will speed ice melting near the poles - so will the warming water beneath the ice, a new study headed by University of Arizona researchers points out.

July 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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