Although Arizona has what is regarded nationwide as a model plan to wisely use our groundwater, there are parts of the state where those regulations don’t apply, and groundwater pumping is occurring at alarming rates in those areas. Efforts to deal with that in the legislature this year have come up dry. We’ll talk more about that with Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
Skyscrapers are gleaming symbols of prestige, and an ingenious way to save space in dense urban areas. But as buildings rise ever higher, what are the risks of these architectural behemoths? Do we truly know how they will hold up in earthquakes, fires, and other potential disasters? What have--or haven’t—we learned from past tragedies?
Dr. M. Sanjayan and his team uncover the complex dynamic of this bustling oasis where elephants, lions and leopards compete for water.
Questions are raised about some of The Met’s most treasured objects, many obtained unethically and reflecting the tastes of the wealthy 19th-century industrialists and entrepreneurs who founded the museum.