CPO Awards CLIMAS $3.75M to Bolster Resilience to Extreme Climate 27 September 2017

CPO Awards CLIMAS $3.75M to Bolster Resilience to Extreme Climate

Researchers at the UA-led CLIMAS program will assess how Southwestern adaptations to extreme climate are functioning now, how that might change in the future and how the region can support long-term socioeconomic resilience.

SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network 21 September 2017

SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network

Two speakers shared their research on developing and using vulnerability assessments. 

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North 28 August 2017

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North

RISA investigators contributed to important study about one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects. The findings suggest the beetles' advance could reduce biodiveristy and harm tourism and forestry industries. 

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally 1 August 2017

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

RISA investigators publish first global analysis of heat impact on aircraft takeoffs, which could prove costly for the aviation industry.

New tool to forecast sea ice 31 July 2017

New tool to forecast sea ice

Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades, posing challenges and opportunities for Alaskan residents, subsistence users, and maritime operators.

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