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Maricopa County Health Officials Remind Parents About Importance Of Vaccinations
Before students can attend their first day of kindergarten, parents are required to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccines.
July 30, 2015
Judge Refuses To Block Planned South Mountain Freeway
A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. It was requested by a coalition of environmental and community groups which had filed a suit against the planned South Mountain Freeway.
July 30, 2015
How Biologists Plan To Save Endangered Sonoran Pronghorn
The Sonoran pronghorn is light, fast and adapted for life in the desert, but just over a decade ago they were all but wiped out due to a severe drought. Now, efforts to help the endangered animal make a comeback are proving successful.
July 29, 2015
Saguaro National Parks Pollution Ranked One Of The Worst In The US
An environmental advocacy group has ranked Saguaro National Park as one of the country’s worst when it comes to air pollution.
July 29, 2015
‘Rare’ Blue Moon Happening July 31
When someone says “once in a blue moon,” it usually means something rarely happens. But when the second full moon of July appears this Friday, it will be neither blue nor all that rare.
July 29, 2015
Report: Arizona Faces Long-Term Water Shortfall
Even if the drought lets up in the next couple years, Arizona is still facing a long-term water shortage.
July 28, 2015
Threatened Frog Delays Grazing Plan At Arizonas Fossil Creek
The U.S. Forest Service must reexamine a plan for allowing cattle to graze near Fossil Creek on the Coconino National Forest. A court has ruled the current plan jeopardizes habitat for the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.
July 28, 2015
Arizona Climatologist Talks About Possible Impact Of El Nino
Forecasters are predicting strong El Nino conditions into the new year, which could mean more precipitation for Arizona and surrounding states.
July 28, 2015
How Arizona Has Benefited From Lightning-Caused Wildfires This Year
Multiple fires have burned across the state this year. Many of those have been caused by lighting which land managers have allowed to burn as contained fires.
July 28, 2015
The High Cost Of Energy In Arizonas Water Supply
Arizona is wasting lots of energy on water. On average, 30 to 60 percent of a municipality’s energy bill is spent on moving and treating water.
July 27, 2015
Debate Continues Over Age Of The Grand Canyon
New research supports the long-held hypothesis that the Grand Canyon is as young as 6 million years. That’s what geologists originally believed before a different study claimed it was tens of millions of years older. The study compares the western Grand Canyon with the Grand Wash Cliffs.
July 27, 2015
Arizona Officials Warn Of Elevated Mercury Levels In Fish At Bartlett Lake
If you’re planning to go fishing in Bartlett Lake, be careful what you eat. State officials are warning people about elevated mercury levels in some fish there.
July 27, 2015
Could This Years El Nino Solve Arizonas Drought?
Scientists are making some big predictions about El Nino’s potential to bring a wet winter and spring to the West. But can you solve a drought that has built up over almost a decade in just one year?
July 24, 2015
University Of Arizona Acquires 45-Acre Ranch In Cornville
The site will be used by the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the veterinary medical and surgical program.
July 24, 2015
Bridge Inspections: What Functionally Obsolete Actually Means
Engineers classified I-10 bridge that washed out in California Sunday as “functionally obsolete.” But what does that really mean?
July 24, 2015
Arizona Court: Energy From Burning Trash A Renewable Resource
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that an Arizona utility can burn trash and claim the electricity it generates is coming from renewable resources.
July 24, 2015
Arizona Observatory Had Part In Discovery Of Earth-Like Planet
Scientists have identified a potential Earth-like planet 1,400 light years away and a Southern Arizona observatory had a role in the discovery.
July 23, 2015
Arizona Readying For New EPA Carbon Emission Standards
Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants.
July 23, 2015
Foliage Disease Affecting Trees In Oak Creek Canyon
Cooler spring weather throughout parts of Arizona has caused Sycamore trees in Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon area to become infected with a foliage disease.
July 23, 2015
Cronkite News: FDA plan to phase out trans fats from foods divides consumers
The Food and Drug Administration said last month that it plans to ban trans fats in most foods, giving companies until 2018 to reformulate their products or petition the FDA to allow the continued use of trans fats in their foods.
July 23, 2015

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