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Environmentalists wonder how to put dead bodies to good use.
Sep. 25, 2017
Mud Turtle
It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
Sep. 25, 2017
elderly patient
There’s a high prevalence of depression among people with dementia. Now researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have received a grant to study older adults with both conditions.
Sep. 25, 2017
solar panel
President Donald Trump is set to decide whether to place tariffs on solar panels made overseas. On Friday, federal regulators in Washington, D.C., ruled unanimously that a glut of global imports has hurt some U.S. manufacturers.
Sep. 23, 2017
bread
Researchers have found that consumption of certain gluten-free foods can increase the risk of diabetes.
Sep. 23, 2017
shrimp
The shrimp you eat probably has been given a stamp of approval from researchers at the University of Arizona. Farmed shrimp is a $40 billion industry, and, according to analysts at the UA’s Aquaculture Pathology Lab, the success of the business relies heavily on a disease-free product.
Sep. 22, 2017
The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in peril now that Arizona Sen. John McCain has joined another Republican leader in rejecting GOP-sponsored legislation. Junior Sen. Jeff Flake says he will continue to support the measure, although he agreed with McCain that a long-term solution would have to be bipartisan.
Sep. 22, 2017
horny toad
A group of Phoenicians is welcoming the change in season — without one bit of pumpkin spice. For rattle snakes, frogs and most other amphibious and reptilian residents of the Phoenix Zoo, fall means one thing: a nice, long nap.
Sep. 22, 2017
Biosphere 2
Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility.
Sep. 22, 2017
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Blue light is what shines on a bright, sunny day. It also beams from TVs and tablets. And it keeps you awake, which can be a bad thing at night. But it can be a great thing in the morning.
Sep. 22, 2017
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona. In the meantime, the city of Bisbee is stepping in to help Naco, Sonora, a tiny border town with little infrastructure handle the raw sewage.
Sep. 21, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Republicans have nine days to pass the latest draft for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. GOP needs sen. McCain's vote to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, but McCain says it needs Gov. Ducey's buy-in.
Sep. 21, 2017
Climate change has been more prominent in headlines in recent years, as temperatures get warmer and more powerful storms affect the world. And that has helped nurture a relatively new genre of fiction — more specifically, science fiction — that focuses on climate change and its impact.
Sep. 20, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Sep. 20, 2017
John McCain
Both Arizona senators said they are optimistic after taking a first look at Sens. Graham Lindsey and Bill Cassidy’s new plan to convert Affordable Care Act spending into block grants.
Sep. 20, 2017
Two young prairie dogs captured near their burrow
Prairie dogs in northern Arizona have tested positive for the black plague. Because prairie dogs are very social creatures that live in tight-knit colonies, they are particularly vulnerable to the infected fleas.
Sep. 20, 2017
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A traumatic event in life is like a scratch on a record. Every time the record player, or your mind, runs over the scratch, it skips.
Sep. 20, 2017
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
Sep. 20, 2017
Mexico Earthquake
A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage.
Sep. 19, 2017
John McCain
Senate Republicans are taking one last shot at health care overhaul, with a bill that’s become known as Graham-Cassidy. It’s named for GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
Sep. 19, 2017

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