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Biosphere 2
Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility.
Sep. 22, 2017
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Blue light is what shines on a bright, sunny day. It also beams from TVs and tablets. And it keeps you awake, which can be a bad thing at night. But it can be a great thing in the morning.
Sep. 22, 2017
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona. In the meantime, the city of Bisbee is stepping in to help Naco, Sonora, a tiny border town with little infrastructure handle the raw sewage.
Sep. 21, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Republicans have nine days to pass the latest draft for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. GOP needs sen. McCain's vote to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, but McCain says it needs Gov. Ducey's buy-in.
Sep. 21, 2017
Climate change has been more prominent in headlines in recent years, as temperatures get warmer and more powerful storms affect the world. And that has helped nurture a relatively new genre of fiction — more specifically, science fiction — that focuses on climate change and its impact.
Sep. 20, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Sep. 20, 2017
John McCain
Both Arizona senators said they are optimistic after taking a first look at Sens. Graham Lindsey and Bill Cassidy’s new plan to convert Affordable Care Act spending into block grants.
Sep. 20, 2017
Two young prairie dogs captured near their burrow
Prairie dogs in northern Arizona have tested positive for the black plague. Because prairie dogs are very social creatures that live in tight-knit colonies, they are particularly vulnerable to the infected fleas.
Sep. 20, 2017
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A traumatic event in life is like a scratch on a record. Every time the record player, or your mind, runs over the scratch, it skips.
Sep. 20, 2017
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
Sep. 20, 2017
Mexico Earthquake
A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage.
Sep. 19, 2017
John McCain
Senate Republicans are taking one last shot at health care overhaul, with a bill that’s become known as Graham-Cassidy. It’s named for GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
Sep. 19, 2017
Lesser Long-Nosed Bat
Some southern Arizona residents are waking up to find dead bats on their porches.
Sep. 19, 2017
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
An asteroid-bound spacecraft operated by the University of Arizona will get a nudge from Earth Friday to align it with its target.
Sep. 19, 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s roads a D rating. But a recent study shows that trying to raise that grade without accounting for climate change could put the country’s roadways at risk.
Sep. 18, 2017
target and gun
The Trump administration is moving to expand hunting, fishing and target shooting at as many U.S. national monuments as possible, under a plan signed Friday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Sep. 16, 2017
greater sage grouse
Energy companies, environmentalists, ranchers and government officials are getting back together at meetings across the West this fall to talk about the fate of a chicken-like bird called the Greater Sage Grouse.
Sep. 15, 2017
Santa Cruz River
Tucson environmental experts say improved water quality is making a dramatic difference in the Lower Santa Cruz River.
Sep. 15, 2017
Arizona is getting some help from the federal government with the opioid crisis.
Sep. 15, 2017
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For the past year, San Diego has been in the midst of a major Hepatitis A outbreak. The city has responded with a street washing program, but more cases are expected to be reported.
Sep. 14, 2017

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