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Group of 11 UA Graduate Students Named Carson Scholars

Group of 11 UA Graduate Students Named Carson Scholars | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tamee Albrecht, a doctoral student in the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development and an Institute of the Environment fellow, is exploring interactions among groundwater, livelihoods, hydropower and climate change to better understand why springs are drying up in areas of the Himalayas.
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As medications find way to water supply, experts eye better tracking

As medications find way to water supply, experts eye better tracking | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Sydney Maki, Cronkite News PHOENIX (CRONKITE) – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in th
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Tucson business aims to harvest produce, deliver the same day

Tucson business aims to harvest produce, deliver the same day | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Chaz Shelton wants to bring fresh produce to the city year-round.
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Colorado River Delta Flows Help Birds, Plants, Groundwater

Colorado River Delta Flows Help Birds, Plants, Groundwater | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
nute 319 is the 2012 addition to the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty that authorized environmental flows of water into the Colorado River Delta from 2013 to 2017.

Birdlife responded to the post-flood burgeoning of vegetation, and bird diversity is still higher than before, the monitoring team reports. Migratory waterbirds, nesting waterbirds and nesting riparian birds all increased in abundance.

Upstream dams and water diversions for farms and cities in both countries have dried up most of the river south of the border. With the exception of a few wet years, the river has not reached the Gulf of California since 1960.

"This is the first time environmental water has ever been delivered across an international boundary." said Eloise Kendy, a senior freshwater scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s North America Water Program.

"The level of collaboration was really unprecedented — from two national governments to the individual farmers whose irrigation canals were used for some of the water deliv
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Refill? You Might Want To Wash That Office Coffee Mug First

Refill? You Might Want To Wash That Office Coffee Mug First | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When it’s time for an afternoon pick-me-up, if you reach for your mug from the morning to rinse out and refill — wait just a second. There might be something in that mug you don’t want.
“You find all kinds of bacteria. We do find E.coli in coffee cup mugs, and other types of fecal bacteria,” said Dr. Charles Gerba with the University of Arizona.
Gerba did a study 15 years ago about the germs found on office coffee mugs - and the research still gets picked up and circulated on the Internet. It may be a morbid fascination with just how gross the office mug can get.
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Farmed fish could solve pending population crisis, food experts say

Experts say aquaculture is the only way to feed a world with 2.5 billion more people
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You should be washing your coffee mug way more than you think

You should be washing your coffee mug way more than you think | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We asked the experts how often you should be cleaning your reusable coffee mug.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Awards and Accolades | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to these recently honored employees, projects and programs.
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Report: Science Can Estimate Climate Change's Role

Report: Science Can Estimate Climate Change's Role | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A National Academies of Sciences committee that includes a University of Arizona professor has produced a report tackling the commonly asked question: Did human-induced climate change cause a specific flood, drought or other extreme-weather event?
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Tucson doing 'amazingly well' in 2016 monsoon

Tucson doing 'amazingly well' in 2016 monsoon | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Statewide, the summer rain totals are normal or below, but a series of drenching storms filled rain gauges in Tucson.
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Is The Five-Second Rule Legit Or Nah? | BuzzFeed

Is The Five-Second Rule Legit Or Nah? | BuzzFeed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WAIT. Before you eat that chip off the ground, rea
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Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona doesn’t have a lot of fish farms compared to coastal states, like California or Louisiana.Here in the desert where water is scarce, some experts are pushing for a process called aquaponics, where the wastewater from the fish is used to fertilize crops. One Arizona fish farm could become a new standard in sustainable agriculture.Two workers in galoshes waded through a shallow pond on a recent July day. Just a few hours ago, it was teeming with thousands of shiny, wriggling fish.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Congratulations to these recently honored UA employees, departments and retirees.
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As medications find way to water supply, experts eye better tracking - Queen Creek Independent

As medications find way to water supply, experts eye better tracking - Queen Creek Independent | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. As those pills, like other medications, are taken or tossed, some of the chemicals found in them can end up …
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American Idol-Style Contest for Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed

American Idol-Style Contest for Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Small oily fish like anchovy, herring and menhaden are the main target of the industrial fishmeal and oil fisheries. Once captured the fish are ground into feed for fertilizers and animal feed, fro…
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UNESCO Conference at the UA to Focus on Desert Food, Water | UANews

UNESCO Conference at the UA to Focus on Desert Food, Water | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Experts panelists from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Mexico will discuss their experiences with water management and water scarcity, and their work toward just food systems and sovereignty, during an international conference to be held this week at the University of Arizona. 
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'Microbial Pac-Man' May Soon Hit 'Game Over' | UANews

'Microbial Pac-Man' May Soon Hit 'Game Over' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Remember Pac-Man? The iconic 1980s arcade video game in which a yellow dot scurries along twisted corridors, gobbling goodies and enemies along the way? Players persistent enough to finish the game all the way to Level 256 were in for a surprise: When there was nothing left for Pac-Man to gobble up, the screen froze. Game over.
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