Science News

Lake Mead
A rainy May has lowered the chance of a cutback in Colorado River water deliveries to Arizona next year.
Jun. 15, 2015
An intense heat wave is expected to sweep through portions of southwestern and south-central Arizona this week.
Jun. 15, 2015
Dr. Joseph Sirven
There’s a question that I’ve been hearing a lot of recently during appointments and it seems to be bothering me more than I had expected.
Jun. 15, 2015
eggs
Arizona agriculture officials are investigating the possibility that avian flu has arrived in the state.
Jun. 12, 2015
wildfire
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced $10 million for land restoration projects in 13 states in a strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfires.
Jun. 12, 2015
monsoon
It may not feel like it when you go outside — dry weather conditions and increasing temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week.
Jun. 12, 2015
Grey Fox Ridge excavation
A collection of Native American artifacts from an excavation in Cottonwood inspired the creation of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. That collection has come home to the Verde Valley.
Jun. 12, 2015
Steve and Jeanette Royer
To build a home or apartment in the Valley, you need a sustainable source of water. For decades developers have gotten around this by paying more, but some say this arrangement, and the kind of growth it promotes, is no longer sustainable.
Jun. 12, 2015
chickens
Officials say quarantines were ordered for four properties in Arizona that had quail, chickens and eggs that came from an Iowa facility where other birds tested positive for a bird flu virus.
Jun. 11, 2015
El Nino map
After speculation of El Niño possibly forming this year, nearly all climate models suggest it is forming, and may stick around for a while. But what does that mean for southwest weather?
Jun. 11, 2015
farm
Counting cow steps is helping Danzeisen Dairy in Laveen produce more milk.
Jun. 11, 2015
State health officials said the designations of two hospitals in northeastern and southeastern Arizona as level three trauma centers help fill gaps in the state's emergency care network.
Jun. 11, 2015
The rainfall Tuesday from tropical storm Blanca made it the second wettest day in June on record for Yuma. The daily total was 0.31 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Jun. 10, 2015
A Brookings Institution report published last month, called “Local Government 2035: Strategic Trends and Implications of New Technologies,” explores the anticipated impact on governance.
Jun. 10, 2015
We looked at efforts to expand marijuana research — particularly whether use of the drug could help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder — with Dr. Sue Sisley.
Jun. 10, 2015
Slide Fire
The West has had a wet spring, but that hasn’t tamped down fire danger.
Jun. 9, 2015
Colorado River
Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona needs to be wary and defend its water supplies as the historic drought on the Colorado River continues.
Jun. 9, 2015
The lawsuit filed Monday is aimed at forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to publish a plan that includes guidelines for when the wolves can be removed from the endangered species list.
Jun. 9, 2015
Santa Fe National Forest
This year’s spring rains and snow have eased New Mexico’s drought and made it less likely that we’ll see huge, damaging wildfires this season. But in the big picture, fire ecologists say it’s not a matter of if there will be fire, it’s when. They're trying to use flames now to protect watersheds for years to come.
Jun. 9, 2015
squirrel
Plague is rare in Arizona, but can be deadly. So, Grand Canyon National Park has partnered with Coconino County to monitor for the disease.
Jun. 9, 2015

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