Science News

University of Arizona researchers found that soil erosion increases dramatically in years immediately following forest fires.
April 20, 2016
Long Before Flint: After Animas River Spill, No Water For Navajo Farmers
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.
April 20, 2016
New research shows teenagers are less likely to become parents before the age of 18 if they have strong family and community ties.
April 19, 2016
Mike Conway, a seismologist with the Arizona Geological Survey, said it’s unlikely the series of earthquakes are over.
April 18, 2016
The plant disease citrus greening has hit Florida hard. Growers in other citrus-producing states, like Arizona, see it as a warning.
April 18, 2016
The tumbleweed, an iconic image of the West, is not from the West at all. Now new research suggests not only has a new species of the potentially dangerous plant emerged, but is spreading quickly.
April 18, 2016
If you've been meaning to make a trip to one of Arizona's 22 national parks and monuments, now's your chance to do it on the cheap.
April 15, 2016
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.
April 15, 2016
When someone is bitten by a venomous snake, quick medical attention is critical for recovery. University of Arizona researchers are studying a treatment to help buy time for bite victims.
April 15, 2016
Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit Over Proposed Tucson Spaceport
Earlier this year, Pima County officials approved a lofty program intended to launch the county into space tourism. But a lawsuit citing an unfair bid process may put a stop to the project.
April 14, 2016
Genetic research can be used for many things, including to better understand our health.
April 14, 2016
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.
April 14, 2016
Technology and innovation leaders from around the world are visiting Arizona with an eye toward collaboration and business, and public-private partnerships.
April 14, 2016
Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability celebrates its 10-year anniversary Thursday with a day-long celebration, and reflects on the nation’s first sustainability degree program.
April 13, 2016
US-Mexico Collaboration Keeps Santa Cruz River Clean
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.
April 13, 2016
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.
April 12, 2016
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.
April 12, 2016
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.
April 10, 2016
A Tucson company will be working with NASA on a new water purification system to be used in space.
April 7, 2016
A new greenhouse gas study found the Earth’s land surface actually contributes to the warming global climate, counter to what scientists previously believed.
April 7, 2016

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