Latest Biosphere 2 Stories

World’s Largest Artificial Watershed Has First Rain
2012-11-30 11:23:00

The Landscape Evolution Observatory, manmade hillsides inside the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, provides researchers with the first opportunity to study how water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate models for years to come.

2011-06-28 12:40:00

The Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle Arizona will become the official property of the University of Arizona on July 1.

2011-04-26 13:11:48

In the 1990s, Jane Poynter and seven compatriots agreed to spend two years sealed inside a 3-acre terrarium in the Sonoran Desert to determine if humans might be able to create self-sustaining colonies in outer space.

2009-08-17 13:09:13

An academic at the University of Southampton has been awarded funding to predict the effects of climate change on soil behavior.

2009-04-14 09:14:44

Widespread die-off of piñon pine across the southwestern United States during future droughts will occur at least five times faster if climate warms by 4 degrees Celsius, even if future droughts are no worse than droughts of the past century, scientists have discovered in experiments conducted at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.

2008-07-12 06:00:11

By Aaron Mackey, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 12--UA officials at Biosphere 2 are working to mold the site of the controversial experiment into a premier scientific hub that gives the public unprecedented access to climate and ecological research.

2007-06-05 18:00:00

The landmark glass terrarium known as Biosphere 2, which was built as a self-sustaining environment for humans 20 years ago, and the 1,650 acres surrounding the research site were sold to a home developer for $50 million.

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