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Bitter cold grips West | The Record (San Joaquin County, CA)

As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to crops, and an agriculture official said national prices on lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in Arizona.
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Drought-Stricken Lake Mead Gets Boost From Preservation Program | Indian Country Today Media Network

Drought-Stricken Lake Mead Gets Boost From Preservation Program | Indian Country Today Media Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new program pays farmers, industries, tribes and municipalities to reduce their use of Colorado River water and boost levels at Lake Mead.
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Tech helping Yuma Ag Center face future | Yuma Sun

The University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center is planting the seeds for future success with agricultural technology. 
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UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry | UANews

UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A University of Arizona-led partnership was awarded a grant of more than $1.7 million from the United States Agency for International Development to help develop an aquaculture industry that will be central to Myanmar's strategy to rejoin the global economy.
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WMAT, Little Colorado River Plateau receive two $30K grants for livestock revitalization | White Mountain Independent

The Little Colorado River Plateau Resource Conservation and Development Area, acting as fiscal agent and sponsor of the Grasshopper Livestock Association (White Mountain Apache Tribe), recently received a $30,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colo.
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UA Public Health Researchers Work to Keep U.S. Food Crops Safe | Arizona Health Sciences Center

UA Public Health Researchers Work to Keep U.S. Food Crops Safe | Arizona Health Sciences Center | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Working to keep U.S. food crops safe, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has received funding to study irrigation water quality.
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Forests Worldwide Vulnerable to Drought, UA Researcher Says | Arizona Public Media

Forests Worldwide Vulnerable to Drought, UA Researcher Says | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA scientist contributes to climate change findings
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Meet the Dean: Shane Burgess | UA@Work

Meet the Dean: Shane Burgess | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

They're experts in their fields and essential campus leaders, but how well do you know deans across the University?

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Terry Lundgren: "Stores Are The New Black," Part I | Forbes

Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s, borrowed this quote during his opening remarks at the University of Arizona Global Retailing Conference in Tucson back in April, attributing it to NYU-Stern Marketing Professor Scott Galloway, who also happens to be one of the world’s experts in digital marketing. Calling stores “the new black” is a nod to that old-fashioned expression referring to something that’s come into style. Simply said, it means they are not only not going to be replaced by e-commerce, they will thrive as the “in vogue” standard bearer for retailing.

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As Seas Rise, Saltwater Plants Offer Hope Farms Will Survive | New York (NY) Times

On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

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Vines challenge native oak in Oracle | Arizona Daily Star

Vines challenge native oak in Oracle | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I live in Oracle and have a native oak with ivy growing up the trunk. I am wondering if it is a threat to the tree. I also have
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Planting ocotillos | Arizona Daily Star

Planting ocotillos | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have two ocotillos that I planted myself about seven years ago. Both are oddly shaped but growing well from their original size of about 1 foot. They grow
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AZ WEEK: Is Mine Waste Spill Threatening Arizona's Water?

Million of gallons of waste, including arsenic and lead, surged into tributaries of Colorado River.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Gold King Mine Spill | Native America Calling 

On Aug. 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered a major toxic spill of mine waste into a creek that flowed into the Animas River in Colorado. The EPA estimates that about 3 million gallons of mining waste water was released. The spill turned the Animas, and later the San Juan River, bright orange. With the rivers closed, farmers, families and businesses are all affected by this spill. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced plans to take legal action against the EPA to recover money spent on cleaning up the spill.
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Citrus-Killing Bacteria Not Affecting Arizona's Industry | Arizona Public Media

Citrus-Killing Bacteria Not Affecting Arizona's Industry | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona's citrus industry has escaped a tree-killing bacterial infection that is plaguing the three other states that grow citrus commercially, and a researcher says he thinks he knows why.
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Researchers Work to Keep US Food Crops Safe | NZ Health Tech (Blog)

Researchers Work to Keep US Food Crops Safe | NZ Health Tech (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Three grants totaling $400,000 will be used to study E. coli contamination of irrigation water for food crops. The results of the research will benefit farmers
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AQHA Names Jen Perkins Director of Racing | Stallion eSearch

AQHA Names Jen Perkins Director of Racing | Stallion eSearch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q-RACING JOURNAL—AUGUST 28, 2015—Jen Perkins of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will begin work at the American Quarter Horse Association as the director of racing on September 21. As such, Perkins will coordinate programs designed to build ownership of American Quarter Horses among racing audiences.

Her duties will include the development and
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With Baffert as alumnus, Arizona program gets credibility | Mohave Valley Daily News

TUCSON — The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.
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Arizona—Shrimp Pathologist Dr. Donald Lightner Retires | Shrimp News International

Arizona—Shrimp Pathologist Dr. Donald Lightner Retires | Shrimp News International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

“Dear Colleagues, It has been said that time flies when you are having fun. 

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Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society | AgriLife Today

Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society | AgriLife Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pierson became the head of the plant pathology and microbiology department at Texas A&M in 2009 after serving as a professor and associate director of the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona.
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Dry States' Power Landscapes | Forester Network

In one of the ways water and energy are married, hydroelectric power typically works by harnessing the energy of running or falling water to spin turbines
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U. of Arizona works to bridge $25 million funding gap | Daily Reporter (Greenfield IN)

University of Arizona officials are looking for ways to bridge a $25 million funding gap caused by state budget reductions.
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Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Explorer News (Marana, AZ)

The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.
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Protecting pineapple | Arizona Daily Star

Protecting pineapple | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: About three years ago, I lopped off the top of a pineapple purchased at a local grocery store and planted it. In April, my first pineapple began to grow.
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Nature May Protect Arizona’s Citrus From Tree-Killing Disease | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Eight new cases of citrus greening have popped up in the past month near Los Angeles, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The tree-killing disease is also damaging groves in Florida and Texas, but has yet to appear in Arizona.Researchers want to know if climates like Arizona’s offer citrus trees some natural protections against greening.When a small insect called the Asian citrus psyllid feeds on trees, it can transmit citrus greening. The bacterial disease causes a d
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Episode 234: Pollution from Colorado Mine Spill Flows Toward Arizona | Arizona Public Media

Million of gallons of waste, including arsenic and lead, surged into tributaries of Colorado River.
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