drought

U scientists on the 2021 IPCC climate report

Learn what the findings mean for the future of research and our planet.


Harmful algal blooms in Utah

Learn about the phenomenon and how to stay safe.


Campus lawns will survive, not thrive

Green grass is giving way to a brownish-yellow hue as the U plays its part to conserve water.


Reflections of drought in literature

This natural disaster has been pervasive throughout history inspiring many to write about its effects on humanity and the environment.


A close up of quaking aspen trees.

Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

U researchers found that 1,000 years ago, the Fremont used cultural burning to reduce the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments.


Drought’s one-two punch

Researchers look into the effects of repeated droughts on different kinds of forests.


Know the risks of investing in forests

Use of forests to offset carbon emissions requires an understanding of the risks


Changing forests

In a warming climate, tree communities, particularly in more arid regions, are becoming more drought tolerant primarily through the death of less hardy trees.


A warning for the future?

Research shows disruptions rippled out from climate change in South America.


‘Take risks, make mistakes’

A U forest ecologist wins the prestigious Packard Fellowship, which allows freedom to pursue creative research directions.