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United Healthcare, the country’s biggest insurer, announced plans this week to leave the health care exchanges in many states, including Arizona, by 2017.
Apr. 21, 2016
Senate Committee Will Demand EPA In Mine Spill
Committee members want to know why more hasn’t been done to address last summer’s massive Gold King Mine spill that contaminated a river that Navajo farmers rely on.
Apr. 21, 2016
The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has been part of every NASA planetary exploration mission. A new book chronicles that history and the scientists who made it.
Apr. 21, 2016
The Arizona Game and Fish department is set to receive nearly $26 million in federal dollars. The money will go towards funding conservation projects like relocating wildlife and restoring aquatic habitats.
Apr. 21, 2016
Here's a look at the seismic activity — 2.5 magnitude or larger — recorded in Arizona in the past 30 days.
Apr. 21, 2016
After a nine-month delay, a solar powered plane is ready to resume its flight across the Pacific Ocean. After its initial continental landing, the plane plans to visit the Valley.
Apr. 20, 2016
Feryal Ozel is one of 175 scholars selected for achievement and exceptional promise. Three-thousand applied for the awards, and Ozel is the only honoree in astronomy and astrophysics.
Apr. 20, 2016
Arizona is home to more than 40 animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. Here's a timeline that shows when each animal was added to the list.
Apr. 20, 2016
Long Before Flint: After Animas River Spill, No Water For Navajo Farmers
Hundreds of Navajo farmers lost their crops last season because a Colorado mine spill shut down the San Juan River. The federal government says the water’s OK. But the Navajo canal remains closed. And the question of whether to turn the water on has divided the community.
Apr. 20, 2016
University of Arizona researchers found that soil erosion increases dramatically in years immediately following forest fires.
Apr. 20, 2016
New research shows teenagers are less likely to become parents before the age of 18 if they have strong family and community ties.
Apr. 19, 2016
Mike Conway, a seismologist with the Arizona Geological Survey, said it’s unlikely the series of earthquakes are over.
Apr. 18, 2016
The plant disease citrus greening has hit Florida hard. Growers in other citrus-producing states, like Arizona, see it as a warning.
Apr. 18, 2016
The tumbleweed, an iconic image of the West, is not from the West at all. Now new research suggests not only has a new species of the potentially dangerous plant emerged, but is spreading quickly.
Apr. 18, 2016
If you've been meaning to make a trip to one of Arizona's 22 national parks and monuments, now's your chance to do it on the cheap.
Apr. 15, 2016
A group of scientists at Northern Arizona University is now working on a way to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg. Inspired by the animal world, they’ve got a new idea about how muscles behave like springs.
Apr. 15, 2016
When someone is bitten by a venomous snake, quick medical attention is critical for recovery. University of Arizona researchers are studying a treatment to help buy time for bite victims.
Apr. 15, 2016
Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit Over Proposed Tucson Spaceport
Earlier this year, Pima County officials approved a lofty program intended to launch the county into space tourism. But a lawsuit citing an unfair bid process may put a stop to the project.
Apr. 14, 2016
Genetic research can be used for many things, including to better understand our health.
Apr. 14, 2016
Astronauts could be at risk for lung diseases if they ever make extended visits to the Moon. That’s the implication of a study that used volcanic soil from northern Arizona as a substitute for lunar dust.
Apr. 14, 2016

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