Science News

Valley residents have been dealing with more mosquitoes this year. County officials say complaints are around double years past.
Jun. 8, 2015
A lightning-started wildfire that has burned more than nine square miles of the Coronado National Forest in extreme southwestern New Mexico is about a third contained.
Jun. 8, 2015
International climate negotiations are underway in Germany with countries hoping to find individual emission reduction goals — and an Arizona expert is there to help.
Jun. 8, 2015
NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three Arizona State University scientists are involved with the mission's instruments.
Jun. 5, 2015
The Arizona Science Center is working to turn part of the old Phoenix Museum of History right next door into a new state-of-the-art maker space.
Jun. 5, 2015
The small amount of rain in the Valley this morning has already broken records. The 0.02 inches that fell at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the average amount of rain for the month.
Jun. 5, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to burn about 500 acres in Apache County next week if weather permits.
Jun. 5, 2015
Emergency fire restrictions will still go into place today at Tonto National Forest, located north of Phoenix.
Jun. 5, 2015
The wildfire burning 30 miles east of Douglas near the Arizona–New Mexico border continues to grow. But this type of fire will eventually benefit the environment.
Jun. 4, 2015
A solar-powered airplane flying around the world has been stopped right before its flight across the Pacific Ocean. It’s first stop in the continental United States is supposed to be Phoenix.
Jun. 4, 2015
Many adults go to chiropractors for a crack of the back or a pop of the hip. But some parents are taking their infants and toddlers with them. Parents seeking alternative treatments to common childhood ailments such as colic, constipation and ear infections are turning to chiropractors.
Jun. 4, 2015
Valle Vista residents may have to find alternative sources of drinking water due to high levels of arsenic in the area's water supply.
Jun. 4, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Hualapai Mexican Vole from the endangered species list.
Jun. 4, 2015
Arizona State University is well known for its work with outside organizations. Now, they are embarking on a partnership with a renowned national laboratory to take on the planet’s biggest problems.
Jun. 4, 2015
Arizona is one of 17 states that received shipments of anthrax in recent years, but health officials say the state is not at risk.
Jun. 3, 2015
Thousands Of Comments Received On Tusayan Development
As many as 200,000 comments have been submitted to the U.S. Forest Service about proposed development plans in Tusayan, just south of the Grand Canyon.
Jun. 3, 2015
While the rainy May held off an early start to the fire season, recent low humidity rates are causing Tonto National Forest to dry up.
Jun. 3, 2015
Feds Examine Albuquerque Stormwater
Stormwater is a major source of pollution in the Rio Grande. The U.S. Geological Survey released a nine-year study of stormwater in the Albuquerque area last week, finding high concentrations of pollutants in the city’s arroyos.
Jun. 3, 2015
Arizona’s water chief wants California to shoulder more of the burden of drought in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The comments came during a hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Committee On Energy and Natural Resources.
Jun. 2, 2015
Last Day To Comment On Tusayan Road To Development Is June 2
Tusayan, the tiny town just south of the Grand Canyon, has requested road and utility easements that would literally pave the way to a controversial development. June 2 is the last day for public comments.
Jun. 2, 2015

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