climate change

Study explores climate influences on snowmelt-fed water supplies

Three decades of research show three factors that can help predict how climate change will impact critical snowmelt-driven water supplies nationwide.


What we’re still learning about how trees grow

Fundamental questions remain about what factors limit tree growth. A new study may hold answers.


Hills that are dry with a greener vegetation in the valley.

Climate change induced refugee crisis, chronic war, in ancient Peru

Their findings suggest that climate change has the potential to harm all populations, either directly or indirectly, through destabilization and refugee crises.


Celebrate 50 years of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Outgoing dean Cindy Berg reflects on the importance, history and future of the social sciences in addressing societal challenges.


Climate drove 7,000 years of dietary changes

Projected climatic changes will be essential to predict health and well-being for populations in the future.


Polar adventures in math

Researchers Ken Golden and Jody Reimer use math to understand changing polar environments.


Desert shrubs cranked up water use efficiency to survive a megadrought

The increase may not be enough.


Megaherbivore extinctions and wildfires

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a dramatic increase in fire activity across the world’s grasslands.


Methane emissions: Falling, but leaking

The longest continuously monitored methane emissions record shows how market forces and oilfield practices can impact greenhouse gas emissions.


man playing violin on a roof next to solar panels during a lightening storm.

U project to be featured at Climate Change Conference

University of Utah project to be featured at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.