Science News

Alternative energy sources like wind offer a way to lessen a country’s carbon footprint. But global warming trends could soon change the way the wind blows.
Jan. 2, 2018
Wind Farms
The debate over tax reform has finally come to an end. Congress has passed its bill, and the President has signed it. But what’s it all mean for western energy?
Jan. 1, 2018
2017 marked the warmest year on record for the city of Phoenix.
Jan. 1, 2018
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Weather in 2018 will start off the way it ended in the final months of 2017.
Jan. 1, 2018
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It’s illegal to fire guns in celebration anywhere in Arizona, but officers in Glendale are making it even tougher to get away with on New Year’s Eve.
Dec. 30, 2017
Air Pollution
Another burn ban is in place this weekend in Maricopa County, due to a high amount of pollution. Valley health experts say to stay inside as much as possible.
Dec. 30, 2017
Another wood-burning ban will be in effect for Maricopa County from Saturday through Monday. That’s because Phoenix metro residents will experience air quality that is very unhealthy.
Dec. 29, 2017
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A local nonprofit will take over the responsibility of providing healthcare for Maricopa County’s homeless population. Circle the City will receive nearly $3 million in federal funding.
Dec. 28, 2017
A pilot program that allows Phoenix Veterans Affairs’ clients to get treatment for minor health issues at CVS clinics has served 783 veterans as of Christmas Day.
Dec. 28, 2017
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it’s been over a century since dams dried up the portion of the Salt River that runs through the Phoenix metropolitan area in order to create a canal system to deliver water across the region.
Dec. 28, 2017
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While parts of the east are covered in snow, Northern Arizona missed out on a white Christmas and there is no significant precipitation forecast in the near future.
Dec. 28, 2017
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No cure exists for Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neuromuscular illness affecting tens of thousands of Americans. But scientists may have found how a key protein helps drive its degenerative progress.
Dec. 28, 2017
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for healthcare policy in the United States in 2017.
Dec. 27, 2017
The hole in Earth’s ozone layer this year was the smallest it’s been in almost 30 years. Here to explain is Kevin Gurney, a professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU.
Dec. 26, 2017
The scientific effort to draw true conclusions on whether marijuana helps people suffering from PTSD has been a process full of obstacles. One of the leaders on the research front has been Dr. Sue Sisley. She is working on getting a total of 76 U.S. military veterans who live in Arizona to be in the controlled clinical trial of a study.
Dec. 26, 2017
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With Christmas over, it’s time to decide what to do with the tree.
Dec. 26, 2017
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Air traffic snarls and communication breakdowns can leave holiday flight plans up in the air. But NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration are working on a system they hope will break the logjam.
Dec. 26, 2017
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A man played “Oh Holy Night,” on his bassoon on Christmas morning. His audience was a long line of people waiting outside the Phoenix Convention Center for a chance to get free health care.
Dec. 26, 2017
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Coconino County health officials have issued a rabies warning after a fox that attacked a worker in Oak Creek Canyon tested positive for the infectious disease.
Dec. 25, 2017
People who live or work in Phoenix are being asked to help set environmental priorities and early input from a survey reveals trees are a top priority.
Dec. 25, 2017