How to Spot a Cooler Arizona Grassland


The first thing to know about the Tempe National Grasslands is that it’s the hottest grassland in Arizona.It’s a dry, semi-arid landscape, but it also has a lot of cool things going on.There are a lot more plants, and a lot less leafy green leaves.The desert heat helps the plants grow, making them less susceptible […]

What we know about how the desert climate in Arizona is changing


An estimated 50 million people live in Arizona’s deserts, and in 2017, the U.S. Forest Service predicted that the state would see the loss of more than 1 million acres of habitat.These changes will likely have a major impact on the state’s climate and climate variability.And as the desert continues to change, scientists are studying […]