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Cochise County
Arizona could roll back some regulations on groundwater pumping if a new bill wins enough support. A state legislative committee is considering the proposal Monday.
Feb. 1, 2016
Joellen Russell
Arizona Science Desk reporter Sara Hammond takes a behind-the-scenes look at how this successful series comes together.
Feb. 1, 2016
science lab
More than a decade ago, community leaders across Arizona determined that bioscience and related industries offered a great opportunity for economic competitiveness.
Jan. 29, 2016
Dragon space capsule
A NASA video shows four orange-and-white parachutes tethered to a weight the size of a small car, emerging from the back of a C-130 cargo plane and drifting slowly to Earth in the skies above Coolidge.
Jan. 29, 2016
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New research from Arizona State University finds microbes have adapted to living in warm climate.
Jan. 28, 2016
burros
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management hopes to test experimental contraceptives on the overpopulated Black Mountain burro herd near Kingman. The agency estimates 1,400 to 1,800 wild burros roam the Black Mountains in Mohave County.
Jan. 28, 2016
Science Care workers
The Arizona Attorney General thinks willed-body-donation programs create a public health issue that needs oversight, but a Phoenix-based company is worried that a proposed bill in the Arizona Legislature could lead to overregulation of a growing industry.
Jan. 28, 2016
streak-backed oriole
A flame-colored songbird is drawing bird watchers to Yuma. The streak-backed oriole typically resides in Mexico and Central America and seldom is seen north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 27, 2016
Asian citrus psyllid
The Asian citrus psyllid, a bug that can carry a disease that has devastated the orange industry in Florida, was recently found near Rio Rico.
Jan. 26, 2016
beach sign
The recent rains not only flooded San Diego streets, but also caused erosion along Sunset Cliffs. The cliffs may look solid, but when it rains the runoff is soaked up in the sandy soil and the weight can cause cracks along the edge of the cliffs.
Jan. 26, 2016
Officials at Saguaro National Park are asking for the public’s help finding out who damaged several cactuses at the park.
Jan. 25, 2016
Pluto's heart-shaped region
A new study from Northern Arizona University says Pluto’s heart-shaped region is “surprisingly young” — less than 10 million years. Astronomer David Trilling authored the study.
Jan. 25, 2016
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have finalized $74 million in settlements stemming from a radiation leak in 2014 at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.
Jan. 22, 2016
Sandhill Cranes live webcam
In southern Arizona, birding could soon become binge watching, after the Arizona Game and Fish Department released a new wildlife webcam.
Jan. 22, 2016
Emily Düwe
Many artists are inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest, but Emily and Matthias Düwel also see something happening to that landscape. Their paintings reflect themes of environmental change and a call for sustainability.
Jan. 22, 2016
cigarette butt
Tobacco use among Arizona youths is declining. While traditional tobacco use is down health experts in Arizona are closely watching how youth are getting their nicotine fix elsewhere.
Jan. 22, 2016
diagram of planet nine orbit
Two California astronomers presented evidence for a new planet beyond Neptune on Wednesday. The prediction could reopen the debate about how a planet is defined, says an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Jan. 22, 2016
Water sprinkler
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton met in Washington, D.C., with his counterparts from Los Angeles, San Francisco and other western cities Wednesday for a Water Solutions Summit.
Jan. 21, 2016
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Events marking the centennial of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity have been held around the world.
Jan. 21, 2016
South Rim of the Grand Canyon
The latest Conservation in the West Poll is a survey of 2,800 registered voters in seven Western states, including Arizona. The questions cover a range of environmental topics, including public lands, energy and water.
Jan. 21, 2016

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