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Terrestrial Ecosystems Feeling the Heat, Research Shows

Terrestrial ecosystems provide a tremendous service to humanity and the well-being of the Earth by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting as a "carbon sink" where carbon inputs from photosynthesis are greater than carbon losses from plant and animal respiration.  Yet, the exact processes influencing the relative strength of land carbon uptake have remained elusive and an area of debate among scientists.
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This Thieving Squirrel Is Wanted For Stealing 150 Christmas Lights

This Thieving Squirrel Is Wanted For Stealing 150 Christmas Lights | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We hate to say it ... but this is pretty nuts.
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Smoke from Mount Bigelow north of Tucson is a good thing

Smoke from Mount Bigelow north of Tucson is a good thing | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
U.S. Forest Service fire crews will ignite a low-to-moderate intensity fire on the heavily forested slopes of Mount Bigelow today.
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Solar Plants Raise Local Temperatures

A recently published study in Scientific Reports found that nighttime temperatures over a solar photovoltaic power plant were regularly warmer than wildland temperatures.
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From the Editor: Can You Eat Fruit a Squirrel Has Bitten?

From the Editor: Can You Eat Fruit a Squirrel Has Bitten? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Joint STEM-NROTC program aims to familiarize students with geological technology

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UA to Train ROTC Students for STEM Work

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As powerful geographic information systems and technologies revolutionize planning and operations in the military, the University of Arizona has launched a project to encourage ROTC students and student veterans to pursue careers as scientists and engineers with the U.S. Navy. Led by the the College of Education's Sara Chavarria, an interdisciplinary team has launched "NAVy Intelligence through Geospatial Applications and TEchnology," or NAVIGATE, a three-year project with more than $748,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research.
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Network Makes Environmental Change Tangible | UANews

Network Makes Environmental Change Tangible | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
On a trawler combing the base of Mexico's Gulf of California for shrimp, research duo Eric Magrane and marine conservationist Maria Johnson found themselves standing before writhing masses of bycatch, described as the unwanted marine life in the nets of commercial fishers.
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SCOTT BONAR ELECTED SECOND VICE PRESDIENT OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY | American Fisheries Society

SCOTT BONAR ELECTED SECOND VICE PRESDIENT OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY | American Fisheries Society | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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ENR2 Goes Platinum, Gains Highest LEED Certification | UANews

ENR2 Goes Platinum, Gains Highest LEED Certification | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona has achieved LEED platinum certification, the highest possible certification and one of the most distinguished sustainability designations in the country. In the process, ENR2 simultaneously became the largest project in the state of Arizona, by square footage, to earn the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED v2009 rating system.
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Jaguar video sparked controversy that rages six months later | Arizona Daily Star

Jaguar video sparked controversy that rages six months later | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Chris Bugbee says his video increased awareness; UA researchers say its release was unethical and put the big cat at risk.
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UA Student Selected by National Geographic as Emerging Explorer | UANews

UA Student Selected by National Geographic as Emerging Explorer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Geographic Society has announced that University of Arizona graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa is part of its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 13 individuals from around the globe whose unconventional thinking and innovations are changing the world for the better.
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Group of 11 UA Graduate Students Named Carson Scholars

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Tamee Albrecht, a doctoral student in the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development and an Institute of the Environment fellow, is exploring interactions among groundwater, livelihoods, hydropower and climate change to better understand why springs are drying up in areas of the Himalayas.
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Smoke from Mount Bigelow north of Tucson is a good thing

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U.S. Forest Service fire crews will ignite a low-to-moderate intensity fire on the heavily forested slopes of Mount Bigelow today.
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Smoke from Mount Bigelow north of Tucson is a good thing

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U.S. Forest Service fire crews will ignite a low-to-moderate intensity fire on the heavily forested slopes of Mount Bigelow today.
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Female Ranger Challenge Captain Concludes Her Run | UANews

Female Ranger Challenge Captain Concludes Her Run | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Following the year in which the University of Arizona Reserve Officers' Training Corps Ranger Challenge Team saw the greatest number of female cadets in its history, the team also had a female captain in Maurissa Wortham.
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University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center

University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The new health center will give UA students hands-on experience.
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