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The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Nov. 20, 2018
Another E. coli outbreak has been reported and it is once again linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a food safety alert.
Nov. 20, 2018
The Vaquita
In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, other feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen of San Felipe and their complex relationship with the vaquita.
Hear Part One: Narco-Fishing
Nov. 20, 2018
Eighteen states, including Arizona, allow nonmedical exemptions from school immunization requirements, which has led to falling vaccination rates in twelve of those states. A study by the Baylor College of Medicine shows Arizona in the crosshairs.
Nov. 19, 2018
Newly published research led by the University of Arizona shows how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate.
Nov. 19, 2018
Following five years of research and discussion, NASA announced today that it has winnowed down 64 candidates to one landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, slated to launch in July 2020.
Nov. 19, 2018
Arizona State Parks Director Sue Black faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three-and-half-year appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey. But it was a recent investigation stemming from former department archaeologists’ charges that prompted her firing on Friday.
Nov. 19, 2018
The vaquita marina, or little sea cow, is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 left in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At this critical moment for the nearly-extinct porpoise, activists, scientists and legal fishermen are trying to do everything they can to protect the small porpoise.
Nov. 19, 2018
The Pulse: The Skinny On Skin — How Runners Protect Their Skin
Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping us healthy — but still, it doesn’t get much respect. We hear how runners protect their skin from sweat, weather — and their greatest nemesis: chafing.
Nov. 19, 2018
Arizona State University has received about $3 million in grant money from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority to combat urban heat throughout the Valley.
Nov. 18, 2018
The number of people with lab-confirmed flu cases in Arizona is well below the number at this time last year, but still significantly above the five-year average.
Nov. 16, 2018
More and more teenagers are vaping, and now Arizona health officials are preparing to launch a campaign they hope will scare teens from starting.
Nov. 16, 2018
Nearly 20 percent of teenagers surveyed across the country recently said they sometimes could not finish their homework because they didn’t have a good enough internet connection at home. The data from the Pew Research Center is the latest to look at what’s called the "digital divide." Monica Anderson is a senior researcher at Pew and said the numbers are even worse when you break them down by race.
Nov. 15, 2018
Earlier this summer, officials issued a warning: If we don’t take action, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the West, is in danger of falling below critical levels in just a few years. Thursday morning, in a highly anticipated meeting, the board of the Central Arizona Project is meeting to propose a plan of action.
Nov. 15, 2018
One of the great ongoing debates in anthropology involves how and when prehistoric people populated the Americas. Now, a wide-ranging DNA study paints the most complex picture yet.
Nov. 15, 2018
An international team of researchers announced Wednesday that it has found a large meteorite crater buried beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
Nov. 14, 2018
More than 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the United Nations predicts that number to reach almost 90 percent by 2050. So what happens when the urban heat island meets global warming?
Nov. 14, 2018
Dan Buettner has been studying that topic for nearly 20 years and came to focus on five locations in the world where people live the longest and are feeling well. They’re dubbed “blue zones.”
Nov. 14, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why We Get It So Wrong When It Comes To Data
Humans are not rational beings, and when it comes to data this is blindingly evident. On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about data and the brain.
Nov. 14, 2018
Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.
Nov. 14, 2018

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