Science News

New research supports the long-held hypothesis that the Grand Canyon is as young as 6 million years. That’s what geologists originally believed before a different study claimed it was tens of millions of years older.
Jul. 27, 2015
Arizona is wasting lots of energy on water. On average, 30 to 60 percent of a municipality’s energy bill is spent on moving and treating water.
Jul. 27, 2015
If you’re planning to go fishing in Bartlett Lake, be careful what you eat. State officials are warning people about elevated mercury levels in some fish there.
Jul. 27, 2015
Scientists are making some big predictions about El Nino’s potential to bring a wet winter and spring to the West. But can you solve a drought that has built up over almost a decade in just one year?
Jul. 24, 2015
The site will be used by the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the veterinary medical and surgical program.
Jul. 24, 2015
Engineers classified I-10 bridge that washed out in California Sunday as “functionally obsolete.” But what does that really mean?
Jul. 24, 2015
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that an Arizona utility can burn trash and claim the electricity it generates is coming from renewable resources.
Jul. 24, 2015
Scientists have identified a potential Earth-like planet 1,400 light years away and a Southern Arizona observatory had a role in the discovery.
Jul. 23, 2015
Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants.
Jul. 23, 2015
Cooler spring weather throughout parts of Arizona has caused Sycamore trees in Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon area to become infected with a foliage disease.
Jul. 23, 2015
Cronkite News: FDA plan to phase out trans fats from foods divides consumers
The Food and Drug Administration said last month that it plans to ban trans fats in most foods, giving companies until 2018 to reformulate their products or petition the FDA to allow the continued use of trans fats in their foods.
Jul. 23, 2015
Depending on where you live or work, this monsoon season may seem like a “non soon” so far.
Jul. 23, 2015
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.
Jul. 23, 2015
A bridge may seem like one of the places most immune to a wildfire. But take a ride on State Route 85 over the Gila River and you’d be forgiven for putting a bit more pressure on the pedal.
Jul. 22, 2015
Medical devices are increasingly becoming more high tech.
Jul. 21, 2015
Saguaro National Park outside Tucson plans to resume herbicide spraying on parts of the park where invasive buffelgrass has become established.
Jul. 21, 2015
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced the first confirmed sighting in Arizona of an insect pest that can damage and kill palms.
Jul. 20, 2015
As the New Horizons spacecraft moves beyond Pluto and scientists begin to sift through the data of the historic flyby last week, a group of citizen scientists is also taking a look at the solar system’s frontier.
Jul. 19, 2015
The Maricopa County Public Health Department has confirmed two more deaths in relation to West Nile Virus. This brings the total to three deaths this season.
Jul. 17, 2015
Need a well? If you live in Arizona, get in line. Some companies are sending him deposits of close to a million dollars just to save their spot in line for a well.
Jul. 16, 2015

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