Indige-FEWSS: Restoring Harmony & Resources
A National Science Foundation-funded collaboration between the University of Arizona and Dine Community College, the Indige-FEWSS program has enabled students to build an off-the-grid water filtration system with the ability to serve 50 families on the far-flung Navajo Nation. The goal of Indige-FEWSS is to teach the next generation of STEM professionals how to confront food, energy and water challenges in indigenous communities while letting traditional Navajo values and knowledge guide their work.
Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops | Short Film Showcase
Guatemala's third largest export after raw sugar and bananas is coffee. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Coffee #ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The plant thrives in a narrow climate range at a certain elevation on the country's mountainous slopes. Changing rainfall, rising temperature, and a fungus called “coffee rust” is affecting the crop and the livelihoods of indigenous farmers in the region. However, scientists think they've found a way to ensure climate models are correct, which might help these farmers adapt. Filmmaker Mari Cleven interviews Diego Pons and Kevin Anchukaitis about their research in this informative short. About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/GT-JhME-xXw National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Guardabosques - Guardians of the Forest
In Guatemala, half the population lives in impoverished rural areas. Their livelihoods depend on growing maize or potatoes, as well as cash crops like sugar, bananas, and coffee—all of which depend on rain. But climate models predict higher temperatures and decreased rainfall, making the survival of these communities even more precarious. UArizona scientists are using hundreds of years of tree ring data to empower Guatemalan farmers.
UArizona Partners with Tucson Police to Tell Opioid Users, “You Matter.”
When opioids are misused or abused, individuals, families, and whole communities are at risk. Deflection programs designed to identify individuals with substance use issues and get them connected to appropriate treatment and services can save lives, help people get back on their feet, and make neighborhoods safer. That’s why the University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Wellness & Recovery, and Pima County in a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to route people with opioid use disorders toward treatment instead of jail. Called U-MATTER, or Unified Medication Assisted Treatment Targeted Engagement Response, the program is designed to address opioid use head-on and prevent drug-related deaths. In Tucson this new approach is making a positive impact, and the opioid users, police officers, and case workers are seeing what a difference two simple words—You Matter—can make. Learn more at: https://research.arizona.edu/stories/local-fight-against-opioid-addiction-you-matter
For Old Time's Sake: Looking Back and Moving Forward at the Dunbar Pavilion
Barbara Lewis, a Dunbar School alumna and vice president of the Dunbar Coalition, and Tani Sanchez, UArizona associate professor in Africana Studies, discuss the black experience in Tucson and how an ongoing partnership is working to both preserve the past and turn a one-time segregated school into a revitalized community center. Read the full story: https://research.arizona.edu/stories/tucson-communities-color-preserve-piece-black-history-support-uarizona.