Science News

Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
May. 19, 2015
Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.
May. 19, 2015
As the West gets hotter and water is more scarce, generating electricity will become more difficult. Along with hydropower, many power plants using fossil fuels also require water, an issue in a severe drought.
May. 18, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse.
May. 18, 2015
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are planning to release a set of captive Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico this summer. This will be the agency’s first initial release to that state.
May. 18, 2015
“Hey, Dr. Sirven, what was your major in college?” asked my young patient with her parents eagerly awaiting my reply.
May. 18, 2015
Program Supports Young Farmers
There is a growing demand for locally grown food in New Mexico, but farmers here are getting older. The average age is 65. However, there are programs that aim to inspire and train up-and-coming young farmers.
May. 18, 2015
Phoenix may allow Arizona State University and a private-sector partner to use city-owned land for a health care-focused project in downtown.
May. 18, 2015
Officials with the Salt River Project have approved a $10 million purchase of a share in a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.
May. 15, 2015
The Northern Arizona Veterans Hospital has added a new clinic to its Prescott campus to help treat the rising amount of mental heath and substance abuse patients coming to the campus for help.
May. 15, 2015
Officials said workers have sealed off the first of two storage bunkers affected by a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.
May. 15, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation said there were some minor incidents on the roads but that the highways remained open overnight.
May. 15, 2015
Being a doctor or nurse can be a stressful job. Studies have shown health care providers are at risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental-health issues.
May. 14, 2015
Living in the desert in the midst of an extended drought can lead people to change their decision-making process. For a lot of people who live in the Valley, that has meant turning to desert landscaping around their homes and using xeriscape techniques to conserve water.
May. 14, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service has signed a record of decision on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, also known as 4Fri.
May. 14, 2015
A strong winter storm is heading into northern Arizona and it’s likely to bring snow to the high country this weekend.
May. 14, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey has named a new director to lead the state's Department of Health Services.
May. 14, 2015
The Mexican gray wolf recovery program has been controversial since its inception. And Its not just political opposition causing issues. A lack of genetic diversity and inbreeding also pose a major threat to the endangered species’ recovery.
May. 14, 2015
From farmers to city dwellers, the people who rely on the Colorado River have made steady progress in using water more efficiently over the last few decades.
May. 13, 2015
We spoke with one of the presenters, Lezli Engelking. She’s the president of FOCUS: Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards.
May. 13, 2015

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