An important new study published this week in Nature Sustainability finds that irrigated crop production accounts for 86 percent of all water consumed in the western U.S.—and of all the water used on western farms, by far the largest portion goes to cattle-feed crops such as alfalfa and grass hay. To alleviate the severe shortage of water in the… Read more
NAU scientists help chart a path to understand how Arctic vegetation is changing
Professors Scott Goetz and Logan Berner are involved in an effort that brings together a variety of science institutions around the world to look into what the warming planet means for vegetation productivity. Read More
Saving the green: NAU students gain real-world experience analyzing university data for inefficiencies in energy, resource use
As utility customers go, Northern Arizona University is complicated.
The dozens of buildings serve thousands of students, faculty and staff in a variety of ways—there are places to work, study, live, do experiments, play, eat and more. The campus is filled with people from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but activity doesn’t end with a traditional workday. Even the work done on campus… Read more