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CAP LTER urban ecology work highlighted by Arizona PBS

CAP LTER urban ecology work highlighted by Arizona PBS

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, was recently featured in an episode of “Catalyst” by Arizona PBS. The episode, “Desert animals in urban centers,” discussed current research about how natural environments (including plant and animal life) are affected by...

Global Drylands Center affiliate wins 2018 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award

Global Drylands Center affiliate wins 2018 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award

Esteban Jobbágy, an Arizona State University Global Drylands Center affiliate, has been named a 2018 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award recipient. Recipients are chosen and recognized for their achievements in space and Earth science and also their dedication to science that benefits humanity. AGU President Eric Davidson stated in a press release that “this year’s...

The inconvenient consequences of a culture of convenience

The inconvenient consequences of a culture of convenience

Single-use plastics — such as cups with straws, takeout containers and water bottles — are so common in our culture of convenience that we often don’t give them a second thought. But their momentary utility is misleading: These items stick around a really long time. Because of the way plastic is designed, “its afterlife is much longer...

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