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Rain continues to fall in southeastern Texas, which is already experiencing severe flooding because of Harvey. And the National Weather Service is forecasting the storm will bring torrential rains to southwest Louisiana as well.
Aug. 29, 2017
A federal court found the iconic American Bald Eagle species living in Arizona too insignificant to protect.
Aug. 29, 2017
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Experts say the future of farming is digital, and a greenhouse operation near Willcox is testing a new system that uses big data to show results and help grow the tomatoes.
Aug. 29, 2017
Red powder used in Hindu ceremonies could have unsafe lead levels.
Aug. 29, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey churned off the Gulf crashing into Texas, temperatures ahead of it dropped a full ten degrees in Houston, but caused a record high of 111 degrees here in Phoenix and record highs across the Southwest. NWS meteorologist Ken Waters explains why.
Aug. 28, 2017
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The National Weather Service issued a dire warning about Hurricane Harvey. Louis Uccellini, director of the NWS, explains why the agency is calling this an unprecedented event.
Aug. 28, 2017
Thunderstorms are a regular occurrence on the prairie, but when they roll through oil country, they can wreak havoc hitting wastewater disposal sites.
Aug. 28, 2017
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The recent solar eclipse plunged a swath of the U.S. into two minutes of gloom, but it’s nothing compared to the years-long night that almost wiped out life on Earth 66 million years ago.
Aug. 26, 2017
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The future of transgender troops has been in question since President Trump Tweeted that they would no longer be allowed to serve.
Aug. 25, 2017
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The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona in Tucson has received a four-year, $4.8 million grant to help with the development of a vaccine for Valley fever.
Aug. 25, 2017
One of those people weighing in on NAFTA renegotiations is Shane Burgess, dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Aug. 24, 2017
When was the last time you went to see your primary care doctor? For a lot of us, it might have been a while.
Aug. 24, 2017
wildfire
Through mid-August, more than 6 million acres had burned in the United States this year because of wildfires.
Aug. 24, 2017
The number of boys playing high school football in Arizona dropped 15 percent in the past year, in line with a national decrease. In the 2016/2017 school year, 17,761 Arizona boys played high school football.
Aug. 24, 2017
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The CDC has released new estimates of epilepsy cases nationwide. One million more people have now been diagnosed with the disease.
Aug. 23, 2017
Carl Barisich
In the 1970s, pro football replaced baseball as the national pastime. But some now say the long-term effects of head injuries have put the game in an existential crisis.
Aug. 23, 2017
Bark scorpion
Over millions of years, the Arizona bark scorpion has evolved into a true desert survivor. Now, new research traces its origins to an abrupt and massive genetic event.
Aug. 23, 2017
salt river
The Arizona Game and Fish department has cleared three lakes to once again host fishing tournaments following a decline in levels of golden algae.
Aug. 22, 2017
solar eclipse
The weather across most of Arizona is expected to cooperate during the solar eclipse, but the northwest region may be out of luck.
Aug. 21, 2017
Navajo Nation
Not everyone will be watching the eclipse Aug. 21. The Navajo and many other American Indian tribes see the phenomenon as a bad omen.
Aug. 21, 2017

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