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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a new online tool that identifies communities facing environmental health risks. Parts of northern Arizona are among the nation’s most vulnerable regions.
Jun. 25, 2015
University of Arizona
Research at the University of Arizona suggests a commonly undiagnosed form of liver disease linked to obesity may cause toxic levels of a common diabetes drug to stay in the body.
Jun. 25, 2015
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People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app.
Jun. 24, 2015
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Monsoon moisture is moving into Arizona, which could bring the first big dust storm of the season to metro Phoenix as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Jun. 24, 2015
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The Arizona Department of Health Services said there is no real threat of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, commonly known as MERS, but that has not stopped them from having a working plan.
Jun. 24, 2015
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The vaccination against a potentially deadly strain of meningitis is not required by Arizona Universities. Prompted by two recent outbreaks in other states, a national committee may change that.
Jun. 23, 2015
Jill Hruby
Jill Hruby will take over next month as president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, one of the most high-profile positions in U.S. science with responsibilities that cover nuclear weapons, energy and environmental technology.
Jun. 23, 2015
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NASA spacecraft often carry several instruments to collect different types of data and samples. One instrument on an upcoming mission will set a milestone for Arizona State University.
Jun. 23, 2015
Javelina
Javelina seen near Yuma have captured the attention of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and local farmers. The wild pig-like species is usually seen farther east or south.
Jun. 22, 2015
Kirigami, ASU, Batteries
KJZZ’s Science Correspondent Andrew Bernier spoke with ASU Professor Hanqing Jiang to explain some new developments in this field from researchers at ASU's Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Jun. 19, 2015
Walnut Canyon National Monument
A group of Northern Arizona residents is trying to get a new federal designation for the land around Walnut Canyon National Monument. They want it to be made into a national conservation area.
Jun. 19, 2015
Oil shale
The Colorado River Basin contains the largest untapped deposits of oil shale in the world.
Jun. 19, 2015
Oil spill
An oil pipeline that ruptured last month in Santa Barbara, Calif., leaked upwards of 100,000 gallons of oil along the Pacific Coast.
Jun. 18, 2015
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Arizona ranks 12th in the country in terms of the most deaths from injury — almost 73.5 deaths per 100,000 residents. The national rate is just less than 58.5 per 100,000 residents.
Jun. 18, 2015
The heat-safety app, developed by OSHA, calculates the heat index and then displays information about heat illness signs and how to avoid danger.
Jun. 18, 2015
Horse Tank Fire
Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire burning near Kearny, but this fire season has actually been one of the least severe in recent memory, according to a federal official.
Jun. 18, 2015
hot Thermometer
The heatwave in the valley will continue today. Forecasters say area highs could be record breaking.
Jun. 18, 2015
Ice Lab
The New Horizons space probe is set to pass Pluto next month, marking humanity’s closest encounter with the dwarf-planet. As data is sent back to Earth, an Arizona laboratory is ready to recreate what is found.
Jun. 18, 2015
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Two scientists are planning to conduct research that they hope will lead to a better understanding of how to manage Lake Havasu, which provides drinking water for millions of people in Arizona and Southern California.
Jun. 17, 2015
Amish
Researchers in Tucson are taking part in the first study of its kind -- they are studying dust in Amish communities that could hold the key to preventing asthma.
Jun. 17, 2015

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