Science News

While cities like Phoenix have stocked away enough to survive years of drought, that is not the case in the Willcox Basin, where the water table is rapidly declining. The situation is beginning to put a strain on homeowners and businesses.
Apr. 30, 2015
In his new book, “All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West,” author David Gessner explores the impact the two writers had on the environmental movement in the United States.
Apr. 29, 2015
Pima County has filed a lawsuit against Rosemont Mining Company in Tucson after the county said the company violated the region's lighting restrictions.
Apr. 29, 2015
Urban farming is increasing in the Valley, from community gardens to open-lot farms. And one family in Mesa is growing food in a new place — their pool. Now the Valley, and the world, are looking to them for help.
Apr. 28, 2015
Conservation groups are sounding the alarm over an effort to build roads on public land near the Grand Canyon.
Apr. 27, 2015
New data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows fewer children entered childcare and kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year with a non-medical vaccination exemption.
Apr. 27, 2015
Record low water levels at Lake Mead are cause for a construction project. The five boat ramps at the lake will be extended to maintain access to the water.
Apr. 27, 2015
A new study from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland shows melanoma in kids is down.
Apr. 27, 2015
This weekend, the water in Lake Mead briefly dropped to the lowest level since it was first filled in the 1930s. That decline results in less power coming from the turbines.
Apr. 27, 2015
Visitors to the Grand Canyon this week may see smoke from a fire on the South Rim. That smoke will be coming from a prescribed burn the National Park Service is planning.
Apr. 26, 2015
According to the ASPCA, approximately 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States every year, but less than half of them are successfully adopted. New research suggests that labeling a dog a pit bull could reduce their chances for adoption.
Apr. 24, 2015
Fire managers in northern Arizona are planning a series of prescribed burns this weekend. Officials hope to treat almost 5,000 acres of land in the Mormon Lake area near Flagstaff.
Apr. 24, 2015
A cutback in Arizona’s portion of the Colorado River could be on the horizon. But officials met in Phoenix on Wednesday to reassure water users the state is doing all it can to prevent that.
Apr. 23, 2015
Arizona has been struggling with a shortage of medical professionals for a number of years, and the problem is even starker in rural areas.
Apr. 23, 2015
Federal Project Seeks To Transfer Water From Lawns To River Banks
Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use. Today there's a government-led effort to buy back water rights to benefit the river. The water will irrigate native vegetation along the banks of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico.
Apr. 22, 2015
 Rerouting Water Benefits Native Ecosystem Along The Rio Grande
In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an international water treaty. Today a government-led effort is attempting to restore the river to a more natural state.
Apr. 20, 2015
The Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are reaching a milestone. More than 500,000 acres are seeing accelerated forest recovery, as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.
Apr. 20, 2015
Using genetically modified salmonella bacteria against tumors has been the focus of researchers for several years because salmonella cells are naturally attracted to tumors.
Apr. 20, 2015
A California condor "missing and feared dead" from near Grand Canyon National Park has been found by 200 miles from home near Cortez, Colo.
Apr. 20, 2015
Investigators said officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
Apr. 17, 2015

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