Hundreds of Navajo farmers lost their crops last season because a Colorado mine spill shut down the San Juan River. The federal government says the water’s OK. But the Navajo canal remains closed. And the question of whether to turn the water on has divided the community.
A group of scientists at Northern Arizona University is now working on a way to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg. Inspired by the animal world, they’ve got a new idea about how muscles behave like springs.
Astronauts could be at risk for lung diseases if they ever make extended visits to the Moon. That’s the implication of a study that used volcanic soil from northern Arizona as a substitute for lunar dust.
Sonora and Arizona governments have stepped up efforts to protect the delicate environmental balance of the border region. One area of mutual concern is the Santa Cruz river that runs in and out of both Mexico and the U.S.
Bee populations have taken a hit over the last decade and researchers have identified several culprits, one of which is a specific chemical widely used in lawn and garden care products. Now, a leading pesticide company has announced it’s dropping the chemical.
Bee colony populations have dropped more than half during the last decade but are slowly making a comeback. While scientists are not exactly sure what is causing this decline, Arizona researchers are pushing the limits of baby bees to see if it makes them stronger adults.
For more than a week, a swarm of small earthquakes have rattled an area in the far northwestern part of the state. There was another event early Friday morning and this quake was stronger than all of the others.