PRISMS festival features world-premiere compositions, international artists, composers

The PRISMS 2022 annual festival for experimental music features new compositions and music that is rarely performed, along with pre-concert talks, roundtables and film screenings.

Highlights of this year’s four-day contemporary music festival include 10 world premieres by guest artists, Arizona State University faculty and student composers, and distinguished international guest artists and composers.

Fuel for thought: Advancing solar-to-fuel technology

As heat waves, floods and wildfires rage and world leaders fret, the climate crisis intensifies.

To date, humans have managed only tentative steps to reduce the output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. Breaking the impasse of fossil fuel addiction will require bold new technologies, as well as foundational changes to both public and private policymaking.

ASU study shows full decarbonization of US aviation sector within grasp

Every day, 45,000 planes fly across the United States, carrying some 1.7 million passengers. Aviation dominates a frequent traveler’s individual contribution to climate change, and yet it is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonize. 

The United States is the largest contributor to aviation carbon dioxide emissions in the world and is responsible for more than a quarter of all carbon dioxide emitted from flying.