University of Arizona

Building mountains in a bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are preparing to launch a 10-year project to study water resources, gas exchange and carbon cycling in three man-made landscapes built in a half-acre laboratory at the University ...

Feb 08, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Mesquite trees displacing Southwestern grasslands

As the desert Southwest becomes hotter and drier, semi-arid grasslands are slowly being replaced by a landscape dominated by mesquite trees, such as Prosopis velutina, and other woody shrubs, a team of University ...

Mar 18, 2012 4.8 / 5 (6) 13 | with audio podcast

Trouble on the horizon for GM crops?

(Phys.org) -- Pests are adapting to genetically modified crops in unexpected ways, researchers have discovered. The findings underscore the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to ...

Jun 20, 2012 4 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast