Science News

Making sure irrigated food crops are safe is the focus of work by public health researchers at the University of Arizona.
Sep. 10, 2015
Congress held a hearing to uncover the root of the Gold King Mine spill in Silverton, Colorado that led to the release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste.
Sep. 10, 2015
A Somerton resident’s rain gauge collected more water during Tuesday’s storms in southwestern Arizona than the area sees on average during an entire year.
Sep. 9, 2015
Activist Erin Brockovich Tours Navajo Nation To See Impact Of Mine Spill
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is visited the Navajo Nation on Tuesday to see the impact of a mine waste spill on Navajo farms. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of mine waste into the Animas and San Juan rivers.
Sep. 9, 2015
It rained less than an inch in Yuma yesterday, but it was more than enough to break a nearly 120-year-old record.
Sep. 9, 2015
A new study co-authored by a Flagstaff researcher deepens the mystery of what happened to Mars’ ancient atmosphere.
Sep. 8, 2015
The Arizona Department of Health Services is getting a $3.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight a serious drug problem in the state: prescription drug addiction.
Sep. 8, 2015
Like the girl in the classic Coppertone commercial, Megan Shini spent a lot of time in the sun as a kid. Then her parents realized she was having an adverse reaction to her sunscreen.
Sep. 7, 2015
A Phoenix resident was on a dig at the Petrified Forest National Park last month when she found a 200 million-year-old fish jaw bone.
Sep. 4, 2015
Dr. Joseph Sirven sees patients in Queen Creek, Las Vegas, Yuma, and Flagstaff without ever leaving Scottsdale. Welcome to the new reality of healthcare — telemedicine.
Sep. 4, 2015
Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States and it can spread quickly if undetected. Now, ASU research has identified what may trigger the cancer to spread.
Sep. 4, 2015
Navajo Nation Asks For FEMA Help, While Preparing To Sue EPA
The Navajo president has requested help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist his nation’s recovery from last month’s mine spill into a major waterway. The tribe is also preparing to sue the federal government over the disaster.
Sep. 3, 2015
As we move later into the monsoon season, increased moisture may increase monsoon activity. Now, developments off the coast of Mexico may further fuel Valley storms.
Sep. 3, 2015
The way groundwater is regulated in parts of rural Arizona could soon change. As the water table around Willcox continues to drop, the people there who depend on that resource are looking to the Legislature for help.
Sep. 3, 2015
A San Francisco woman died from primary amebic meningoencephalitis on Aug. 17, days after swimming in Lake Martinez, located in Yuma County on the Colorado River.
Sep. 2, 2015
It’s like a Google map, but instead of Thai restaurants, it shows you where cats and dogs were lost or found in the city.
Sep. 1, 2015
New research shows this intimate relationship between mother and child begins even before birth, but the effects aren’t always positive.
Sep. 1, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that health care facilities commonly flush unused drugs. Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been found in many U.S. waterways.
Sep. 1, 2015
Despite its remote location, the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is dealing with pollution.
Sep. 1, 2015
Blythe will soon become home to a 485-megawatt photovoltaic solar facility. The desert town of 20,000 people sits just west of the Colorado River in California, across from the Arizona border.
Aug. 31, 2015

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