Science News

National Park Service
Park officials said National Park Service and Forest Service fire managers plan to burn 50 acres of predominantly ponderosa pine starting Thursday.
May. 6, 2015
Raytheon
Raytheon has agreed to deliver 44 missiles, called SM-3 Block IBs, but this could be increased to 52 missiles, a press release said. The impact of the missiles is comparable to that of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph and is directed at incoming missiles.
May. 6, 2015
Hoover Dam
Daimler Trucks North America LLC said that in addition to debuting the company's self-driving semi-truck on the Hoover Dam Tuesday night, the vehicle maker also broke Guinness World Records when it projected the highest light output ever turning the dam into a massive movie screen.
May. 6, 2015
desert bighorn sheep
Researchers are looking into the threat of pneumonia spreading among desert bighorn sheep in the Grand Canyon.
May. 6, 2015
A tall cactus at Saguaro National Park has fallen after listing at an incredibly steep angle, possibly for years. This comes less than a month after the cactus was featured in a Tucson newspaper.
May. 5, 2015
Death rates from diabetes and chronic liver disease are significantly higher among Latinos, according to the Centers for Disease Control study on Latino health risks.
May. 5, 2015
Solar panels
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on a deal that could save the county $4.5 million over 20 years.
May. 5, 2015
Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
May. 5, 2015
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude quake occurred about five miles north of Sedona about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
May. 5, 2015
plastic bags
Legislation that's up for public comment would ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper grocery bags. It encourages retailers to provide reusable bags at little or no cost, or provide boxes to customers.
May. 5, 2015
TGen
Local research is studying one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer, and tests are narrowing down possible treatments.
May. 4, 2015
Uranium Navajo
Navajo Nation officials said the federal government has agreed to give more than $13 million for a clean-up evaluation of abandoned uranium mines across the reservation.
May. 4, 2015
gilbert logo
Gilbert took the opportunity to use social media asking people not to irrigate their lawns.
May. 4, 2015
In parts of southeastern Arizona, the water table is falling rapidly, exposing the consequences of unrestricted groundwater pumping in rural, farming communities.
May. 1, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to a $73 million dollar settlement with the state of New Mexico related to a underground radiation leak at a federal nuclear waste facility.
Apr. 30, 2015
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon hikers shouldn’t be surprised by dust, noise and detour signs. The park is replacing the run down 50-year-old pipeline that sends water to its hotels and restaurants.
Apr. 30, 2015
glucometer
Diabetic patients routinely have to check their blood sugar levels and that means pricking their finger each time.
Apr. 30, 2015
Anivax
A vaccine which may help improve the health of humans worldwide is moving from research to development because of a local partnership.
Apr. 30, 2015
downtown phoenix
As Valley forecasts get hotter this season, environmental managers warn air quality in Phoenix will start to deteriorate.
Apr. 30, 2015
Dr. Joseph Sirven
As a young Latino boy, I remember noticing a family friend who would mysteriously be missing from family functions for months at a time. “Why is our friend not here?” I would ask my mother.
Apr. 30, 2015

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