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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.
The Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle Arizona will become the official property of the University of Arizona on July 1.
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.
An academic at the University of Southampton has been awarded funding to predict the effects of climate change on soil behavior.
Widespread die-off of piÃ±on 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.
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.
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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