Science News

The Colorado River Basin contains the largest untapped deposits of oil shale in the world.
Jun. 19, 2015
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
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
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
The heatwave in the valley will continue today. Forecasters say area highs could be record breaking.
Jun. 18, 2015
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
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
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
Kaibab Paiute Nation Named A Dark Sky Community
Northern Arizona is now home to the world’s first "dark sky nation." As Arizona Public Radio’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians has been recognized for its efforts to preserve the night sky.
Jun. 16, 2015
Passive Solar Home Design Hindered by Mountain Views
A house with the right orientation and south-facing windows can collect free energy from the sun — no solar panels required. But one thing stands in the way of Flagstaff becoming a model for passive solar home design: the beauty of a mountain.
Jun. 16, 2015
Rural Hospitals Connecting With TMC Specialists
Tucson Medical Center has formed a partnership with four rural hospitals to deliver more specialty care to non-urban residents.
Jun. 16, 2015
Colorado River Library Opens In Yuma
It took decades, and a series of dams, lakes, irrigation systems and political maneuvering to harness the water of the mighty Colorado River and direct it all over the Western states.
Jun. 16, 2015
A rainy May has lowered the chance of a cutback in Colorado River water deliveries to Arizona next year.
Jun. 15, 2015
An intense heat wave is expected to sweep through portions of southwestern and south-central Arizona this week.
Jun. 15, 2015
There’s a question that I’ve been hearing a lot of recently during appointments and it seems to be bothering me more than I had expected.
Jun. 15, 2015
Arizona agriculture officials are investigating the possibility that avian flu has arrived in the state.
Jun. 12, 2015
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced $10 million for land restoration projects in 13 states in a strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfires.
Jun. 12, 2015
It may not feel like it when you go outside — dry weather conditions and increasing temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week.
Jun. 12, 2015
Collection Of Native American Artifacts Found In Cottonwood Return To Verde Valley
A collection of Native American artifacts from an excavation in Cottonwood inspired the creation of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. That collection has come home to the Verde Valley.
Jun. 12, 2015

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