When Dr. Ann Khalsa walks through the halls of the McDowell Healthcare Center in downtown Phoenix, she’s sometimes overwhelmed by the number of people coming in who are newly infected with the virus.
Grand Canyon Officials Remove 31 Bison From North Rim
To preserve park resources, officials at Grand Canyon National Park are trying to remove up to 400 bison. They relocated 31 this week.
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Diné College, UA To Train Future Neuroscientists
 The National Institutes of Health has awarded Diné College and the University of Arizona a $1.3 million grant to train future Native American neuroscientists.
Sep. 19, 2019
Vaping Illness Increases In Maricopa County
So far, there are three confirmed cases of vaping-related respiratory illness in Maricopa County as medical professionals brace for more. Nationwide, seven people have died and the Center for Disease Control reports more than 380 cases of vaping-released hospitalizations in 37 states.
Sep. 19, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Tearing Apart Tech At A Makerspace In Mesa
Listen to Andrew Lewton showing Giles Johnston how to tear apart technology at HeatSync Labs in Mesa. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Sep. 19, 2019
Amid Solar Uncertainty, Paths Remain For Mexican Renewables
In Hermosillo, Sonora, Zuma Energia’s half-a-million-panel, 162-megawatt solar power plant generates enough energy to power over 200,000 Mexican homes. This project — and many like it — was the fruit of long-term energy auctions. But early this year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador canceled the fourth round of those auctions.
Sep. 12, 2019
Census: Number Of Uninsured Arizonans Grew In 2018
The number of uninsured people in Arizona went up significantly from a year ago, according to Census numbers out last week. The new numbers say 55,000 more Arizonans went uninsured in 2018 compared to 2017.
Sep. 18, 2019
Activists Use Virtual Reality To Show Impacts Of Uranium Mining
A group of activists is using virtual reality technology to show the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. In 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mill's evaporation pond. That breach was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history.
Sep. 18, 2019
City Of Surprise Now 2nd Dementia Friendly City In Arizona
Surprise is now the second Dementia Friendly City in the state, which means Surprise will partner with aging experts and organizations to provide a free, bimonthly Memory Café, as well as community events.
Sep. 18, 2019
Academics Combine Forces To Fight Climate Change
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sep. 18, 2019
Arizona Sees Its First Infections Caused By Vaping
Maricopa County is seeing the first cases of respiratory infections caused by e-cigarettes. Arizona doctors have diagnosed three cases of severe respiratory infections in the Valley caused by vaping.
Sep. 17, 2019
Scientific Forum Enumerates Heat Effects On Health, Safety, Infrastructure
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Tuesday held a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the effects of rising temperatures on health, safety and infrastructure. The forum was based on its July report, “Killer Heat in the United States.”
Sep. 17, 2019
BLM Seeks Comment On Plans To Change Wave Permits
Permits to visit the Wave, the famed natural rock formation known for it's swirling bands of sandstone in a range of white and red hues, can be hard to come by. The Bureau of Land Management currently limits access to the hiking trail to 20 visitors a day.
Sep. 13, 2019
Study: Pools Waste Less Water Than Many Thought
When it comes to water and how it's used in Arizona, two of the most criticized locations are golf courses and swimming pools. In a desert area, why would we devote a precious resource to these seemingly less important activities?
Sep. 17, 2019
Online Dating Is The Most Popular Way Couples Meet
In 1998, when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks starred in the hit romantic comedy "You’ve Got Mail," the idea of meeting someone online was a novelty, but today the tables have turned.
Sep. 17, 2019
Scientists Discover New Species Of Ancient Flying Reptile
Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient flying reptile based on fossils unearthed in southern Alberta, Canada. They’re calling it the "Frozen Dragon of the North Wind."
Sep. 13, 2019
UA Scientists Track Animal Evolution Based On Diet
The study suggests species can date their diet back to the first multicellular organisms, and UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens believes that organism was a carnivore.
Sep. 15, 2019
Topography Can Soften Climate Impacts On Saguaros
The long lifespans of saguaros can complicate scientists’ attempts to understand their population patterns. Now, researchers have used a 48-year data set to see how topography influences how climate affects the plants.
Sep. 13, 2019
3rd Uterine Transplant Baby Born In US
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has announced the third baby born in connection with its uterus transplant clinical trial. The baby was born from a womb provided by a healthy anonymous donor to a woman with absolute uterine factor infertility, a condition in which the uterus is absent or does not function.
Sep. 12, 2019
Rabid Bats Found In Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Sep. 13, 2019
Arizona Streams Affected By Finalized Waters Of The U.S. Rule
The Trump administration is finalizing its rollback of protections for some waterways. This will affect hundreds of thousands of miles of Arizona streams.
Sep. 12, 2019