Science News

Navajo Nation officials said the federal government has agreed to give more than $13 million for a clean-up evaluation of abandoned uranium mines across the reservation.
May. 4, 2015
Gilbert took the opportunity to use social media asking people not to irrigate their lawns.
May. 4, 2015
In parts of southeastern Arizona, the water table is falling rapidly, exposing the consequences of unrestricted groundwater pumping in rural, farming communities.
May. 1, 2015
Federal Government Settles With New Mexico Over Radiation Leak
The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to a $73 million dollar settlement with the state of New Mexico related to a underground radiation leak at a federal nuclear waste facility.
Apr. 30, 2015
Grand Canyon Building $150 Million Water Pipeline
Grand Canyon hikers shouldn’t be surprised by dust, noise and detour signs. The park is replacing the run down 50-year-old pipeline that sends water to its hotels and restaurants.
Apr. 30, 2015
Diabetic patients routinely have to check their blood sugar levels and that means pricking their finger each time.
Apr. 30, 2015
A vaccine which may help improve the health of humans worldwide is moving from research to development because of a local partnership.
Apr. 30, 2015
As Valley forecasts get hotter this season, environmental managers warn air quality in Phoenix will start to deteriorate.
Apr. 30, 2015
As a young Latino boy, I remember noticing a family friend who would mysteriously be missing from family functions for months at a time. “Why is our friend not here?” I would ask my mother.
Apr. 30, 2015
While cities like Phoenix have stocked away enough to survive years of drought, that is not the case in the Willcox Basin, where the water table is rapidly declining. The situation is beginning to put a strain on homeowners and businesses.
Apr. 30, 2015
In his new book, “All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West,” author David Gessner explores the impact the two writers had on the environmental movement in the United States.
Apr. 29, 2015
Pima County has filed a lawsuit against Rosemont Mining Company in Tucson after the county said the company violated the region's lighting restrictions.
Apr. 29, 2015
Urban farming is increasing in the Valley, from community gardens to open-lot farms. And one family in Mesa is growing food in a new place — their pool. Now the Valley, and the world, are looking to them for help.
Apr. 28, 2015
Conservation groups are sounding the alarm over an effort to build roads on public land near the Grand Canyon.
Apr. 27, 2015
New data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows fewer children entered childcare and kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year with a non-medical vaccination exemption.
Apr. 27, 2015
Record low water levels at Lake Mead are cause for a construction project. The five boat ramps at the lake will be extended to maintain access to the water.
Apr. 27, 2015
A new study from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland shows melanoma in kids is down.
Apr. 27, 2015
This weekend, the water in Lake Mead briefly dropped to the lowest level since it was first filled in the 1930s. That decline results in less power coming from the turbines.
Apr. 27, 2015
Visitors to the Grand Canyon this week may see smoke from a fire on the South Rim. That smoke will be coming from a prescribed burn the National Park Service is planning.
Apr. 26, 2015
According to the ASPCA, approximately 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States every year, but less than half of them are successfully adopted. New research suggests that labeling a dog a pit bull could reduce their chances for adoption.
Apr. 24, 2015

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