In an unprecedented effort to understand the connections between mountain water supply and urban demand, more than 50 researchers from 22 different lab groups and seven universities, including the University of Utah, gathered to study the Red Butte Creek watershed in a collaborative, three-day venture, July 20-22. Read More.
Grasses became more common in Africa about 4 million years ago. According to field research by U Professor Thure Cerling, during this time most mammals tried grazing at one time or another, Findings which shed new light on recent evolutionary history. Read More.
Zion National Park is home to 207 species of birds and 68 species of mammals, according to the park website. The mammals range from the kangaroo rat to the desert tortoise, but the most frequent animal sightings are of mule deer, foxes, bats, bighorn sheep and rock squirrels.. Read More.
Pikas, an adorable, baseball-sized relative of the rabbit, have a notoriously poor tolerance for heat; as a result, they’re widely considered among the species most susceptible to climate change. Read More.