Science News

How should Arizona cities incentivize water conservation? A new report from the group Western Resource Advocates argues cities in the West can use cost to motivate more water-conscious development.
Aug. 21, 2015
This week, the Bureau of Land Management unveiled a strategy for re-vegetating areas affected by wildfires and other natural disasters.
Aug. 21, 2015
Arizona State University saw a record number of freshmen enroll this fall, so it’s no surprise when it launched its first science massive open online course, or MOOC, Thursday it saw some big numbers.
Aug. 21, 2015
Over the past 10 years, entertainment-simulator developer VirTra Systems has set their sights on a new market — developing training simulators for police and the military.
Aug. 21, 2015
Arizona bald eagles had their most productive breeding season this year since they were listed as an endangered species in 1978. Wildlife officials report the increase is indicative of long term population growth.
Aug. 20, 2015
Citing increased awareness on the dangers of head injuries, a neurologist said he expects an increase in the number of concussions reported this fall by Arizona high school football players.
Aug. 19, 2015
Researchers want to know if climates like Arizona’s offer citrus trees some natural protections against greening.
Aug. 19, 2015
Two people in Coconino County are recovering from a rare disease called tularemia, also know as rabbit fever. These are the first confirmed cases of tularemia in Coconino County in a decade.
Aug. 19, 2015
If you’ve dreamed of setting foot on Earth’s moon or another planet, NASA is offering the next best thing — your name in space for eternity.
Aug. 19, 2015
Tonto National Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth has postponed any action regarding the horses on the Salt River for at least 120 days.
Aug. 19, 2015
The Valley is finally beginning to “cool off” after experiencing record-breaking heat over the past week. The high temperatures have been exacerbated by higher-than-normal humidity.
Aug. 18, 2015
We’re all aware that our business and social lives can be hijacked electronically — but did you know human medical devices susceptible to remote tampering?
Aug. 18, 2015
After examining water quality samples locally and from up river states following the Gold King Mine spill, officials do not expect mine contaminants to greatly impact Arizona water.
Aug. 18, 2015
Navajo Nation Farmers Worry About Future Seasons After EPA Spill
The chemical spill into Colorado’s Animas River has made its way downstream and is now affecting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Farming Authority has shut off public water intakes and irrigation canals. And that leaves hundreds of Navajo farmers driving long distances to water their crops.
Aug. 17, 2015
UA Astronomy Pioneer Kuiper
July 31, 1964, isn’t typically listed among the historic dates of space exploration. However, it marked a significant moment for NASA scientists and engineers in the drama of the Space Race.
Aug. 17, 2015
Answer To What Killed Bighorn Sheep In Santa Catalinas
Three ewes that died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson in late July and early August were infected with pneumonia, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Friday.
Aug. 17, 2015
A mysterious fungus has been killing rattlesnakes on the east coast - it’s been ID’d in at least nine eastern states.
Aug. 14, 2015
New research from ASU shows parts of the Valley are sinking by up to two centimeters year — that’s a little less than an inch — because of the pumping of groundwater.
Aug. 14, 2015
There’s no other place like it in Arizona. Its mission is saving birds, but not just any bird.
Aug. 14, 2015
Navajo Farmers Air Frustrations To EPA Over Wastewater Spill
Navajo farmers met with EPA emergency responders Wednesday to air their frustrations. Last week the EPA unintentionally spilled 3 million gallons of yellow mine waste into the Animas and San Juan Rivers, a main water source for the Navajo.
Aug. 14, 2015

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