Science News

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are asking residents to stop flying drones near active wildfires. The unmanned aircraft have become a growing problem for the agency.
Jul. 6, 2015
A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide tourism award.
Jul. 3, 2015
Arizona is experiencing more rain than usual this summer, the same cannot be said for the Northwest. And the reason is El Niño, an irregularly occurring weather pattern that increases water temperatures in the central pacific.
Jul. 3, 2015
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
Jul. 3, 2015
Wildlife officials are reporting a 25 percent increase in the lesser prairie chicken population. This is the second year the threatened animal’s numbers have shown signs of improvement.
Jul. 3, 2015
Record low levels of water in Lake Mead are causing cutbacks in Arizona’s share of hydropower. The current drought has reduced the dam’s capacity to generate electricity by about 25 percent.
Jul. 2, 2015
The unique hydrology beneath the city of Williams makes their search for groundwater difficult. But other towns on the Colorado Plateau may have to learn from their experience.
Jul. 2, 2015
Astronomers expect the Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, which is marking its 25th year in Earth orbit.
Jul. 2, 2015
Arizona’s tropical-like weather promotes a flurry of mating activity for birds, centipedes, plants, tarantulas, toads and other animals.
Jul. 2, 2015
Arizona has joined a dozen other states in suing the federal government over new rules to protect rivers and streams in the United States.
Jun. 30, 2015
If you have a nine to five work-schedule, your workday will be a bit longer today, but not by much. It doesn’t have anything to do with more work, but rather the Earth’s rotation.
Jun. 29, 2015
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has been around since the 19th Century, but hadn’t been associated with Arizona until very recently.
Jun. 26, 2015
Honeybees have been in the news lately because they’re disappearing. They’re crucial to food production, but they’re not native to North America. Now some scientists are turning their attention to the importance and health of native pollinators.
Jun. 26, 2015
Outdoor recreation supporters are concerned the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund will expire in September 2015 without Congressional action.
Jun. 26, 2015
In The Southwest, U.S. Forest Service Fights Fire With Fire
After years of record-breaking wildfires across the southwest, fire managers are finally catching their breath this season. A wetter-than-average spring is allowing them to focus on preventing mega-fires in the future.
Jun. 26, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a new online tool that identifies communities facing environmental health risks. Parts of northern Arizona are among the nation’s most vulnerable regions.
Jun. 25, 2015
Research at the University of Arizona suggests a commonly undiagnosed form of liver disease linked to obesity may cause toxic levels of a common diabetes drug to stay in the body.
Jun. 25, 2015
Cronkite News: Study ranks Arizona high for length of workouts
People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app.
Jun. 24, 2015
Monsoon moisture is moving into Arizona, which could bring the first big dust storm of the season to metro Phoenix as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Jun. 24, 2015
The Arizona Department of Health Services said there is no real threat of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, commonly known as MERS, but that has not stopped them from having a working plan.
Jun. 24, 2015

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