The BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is said to be the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. The spill, caused by a sea floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion has caused an environmental impact on marine and wildlife habitats as well as economic impacts affecting fishing and tourism among many others.
The 2012 Wildfire season has already seen fires in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. This photo is for the Gladiator Fire just north of Crown King, Arizona. It ignited on private land near the Prescott National Forest in the Bradshaw Mountains.
An air tanker drops retardant on the fire May 14, 2012. Fire crews spent days fighting several wildfires including the four and a half square mile Gladiator Fire.
In July 2011 massive dust storms swept through Arizona, wind gusts estimated to have reached over 50 MPH, with a height of over 5000 ft stretching almost 100 miles, and spurring national interest.
The Keystone XL is a proposed international pipeline which would span over 1700 miles from Alberta, Canada to Texas.
President Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline but left the door open for reconsideration when TransCanada submits a plan that addresses environmental concerns.
The Center and the Decision Center for a Desert City jointly organized the conference "Urban Water Demand Roundtable: Bringing Together the Best in Current Research and Applications" on April 18-19, 2013 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Tempe.
Planned in collaboration with the Phoenix Water Services Department, this event was attended by fifty utility representatives, academics and consultants focusing on the exchange of ideas, research, and experience in the water management community.
The Decision Center for a Desert City in the Global Institute of Substainability hosts "Urban Water Demand Roundtable" on April 18-19, 2013.
The Center hosts a conference on "Pricing Climate Risk: Refocusing the Climate Policy Debate" on April 12-13, 2013.
Bob Litterman, Partner at Kepos Capital LP, a New York based hedge fund and Member of ASU's Board of Directors for Sustainability, gave a special lecture on "Pricing Climate Risks," on March 28.