Science News

A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. It was requested by a coalition of environmental and community groups which had filed a suit against the planned South Mountain Freeway.
Jul. 30, 2015
The Sonoran pronghorn is light, fast and adapted for life in the desert, but just over a decade ago they were all but wiped out due to a severe drought. Now, efforts to help the endangered animal make a comeback are proving successful.
Jul. 29, 2015
An environmental advocacy group has ranked Saguaro National Park as one of the country’s worst when it comes to air pollution.
Jul. 29, 2015
When someone says “once in a blue moon,” it usually means something rarely happens. But when the second full moon of July appears this Friday, it will be neither blue nor all that rare.
Jul. 29, 2015
Even if the drought lets up in the next couple years, Arizona is still facing a long-term water shortage.
Jul. 28, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service must reexamine a plan for allowing cattle to graze near Fossil Creek on the Coconino National Forest. A court has ruled the current plan jeopardizes habitat for the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.
Jul. 28, 2015
Forecasters are predicting strong El Nino conditions into the new year, which could mean more precipitation for Arizona and surrounding states.
Jul. 28, 2015
Multiple fires have burned across the state this year. Many of those have been caused by lighting which land managers have allowed to burn as contained fires.
Jul. 28, 2015
New research supports the long-held hypothesis that the Grand Canyon is as young as 6 million years. That’s what geologists originally believed before a different study claimed it was tens of millions of years older.
Jul. 27, 2015
Arizona is wasting lots of energy on water. On average, 30 to 60 percent of a municipality’s energy bill is spent on moving and treating water.
Jul. 27, 2015
If you’re planning to go fishing in Bartlett Lake, be careful what you eat. State officials are warning people about elevated mercury levels in some fish there.
Jul. 27, 2015
Scientists are making some big predictions about El Nino’s potential to bring a wet winter and spring to the West. But can you solve a drought that has built up over almost a decade in just one year?
Jul. 24, 2015
The site will be used by the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the veterinary medical and surgical program.
Jul. 24, 2015
Engineers classified I-10 bridge that washed out in California Sunday as “functionally obsolete.” But what does that really mean?
Jul. 24, 2015
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that an Arizona utility can burn trash and claim the electricity it generates is coming from renewable resources.
Jul. 24, 2015
Scientists have identified a potential Earth-like planet 1,400 light years away and a Southern Arizona observatory had a role in the discovery.
Jul. 23, 2015
Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants.
Jul. 23, 2015
Cooler spring weather throughout parts of Arizona has caused Sycamore trees in Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon area to become infected with a foliage disease.
Jul. 23, 2015
Cronkite News: FDA plan to phase out trans fats from foods divides consumers
The Food and Drug Administration said last month that it plans to ban trans fats in most foods, giving companies until 2018 to reformulate their products or petition the FDA to allow the continued use of trans fats in their foods.
Jul. 23, 2015
Depending on where you live or work, this monsoon season may seem like a “non soon” so far.
Jul. 23, 2015

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