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Bitter cold grips West; citrus and lettuce damaged | Daily News-Sun (Sun City, AZ)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) 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...

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Genetically modified organisms: safe to eat and well regulated, scientists say | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Genetically modified organisms: safe to eat and well regulated, scientists say | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Transgenic or genetically modified crops have long been a fear for some consumers. However, studies show GM crops are actually highly regulated and can replace or reduce the use of dangerous chemicals in agriculture.
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Students take part in 4-H Day | Winston-Salem (NC) Chronicle

Students take part in 4-H Day | Winston-Salem (NC) Chronicle | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Students gathered at the Forsyth County Agriculture Building on Fairchild Road on Wednesday, Oct. 8 to take part in 4-H National Youth Science Day.The day was a part of National 4-H Week, in which thousands of students across the national took part.


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How one massive drought has made Californians find a green substitute | PRBuzz.com

Anaheim, CA (prbuzz) October 15, 2014 - The West-Coast drought has been occurring for even more years, but effects have been seen in grandiose amounts in recent times. From wildfires to agricultural shortcomings to water shortages, things have been dire i...
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A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews

A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Bats are the quintessential creatures of the night. From ancient mythology to modern pop culture, the winged mammals have long captured our imaginations and inhabited our deepest nightmares.

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Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK)

Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sitting in a closed environment for hours on end at 30,000 ft can wreck havoc on your health. Here, with a little expert help, we run through some of the best tips to having a healthy journey.
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How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic

How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To other bacteria, they are competitors. To animals and plants, they can be the cause of devastating d...
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Cleaning Can Improve Absenteeism In The Workplace | G&S Cleaning Service (Easton, MA)

The common cold can spread through an office like wildfire. First one employee comes in with the sniffles and soon dozens are out sick. The culprits are often viruses that are spread from one hand to the next via frequently touched objects, such as light switches and coffeepots.

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Don’t touch anything! Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | General Surgery News

Remember when your mother used to tell you, “Don’t touch anything” before you entered your aunt’s house—or just about any building? Well, it turns out she was right, but not because you could break something. Rather, your probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even health care facilities—is about 80%, according to Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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Arizona plans innovative DVM program | Bovine Veterinarian

Arizona plans innovative DVM program | Bovine Veterinarian | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From the October issue of Bovine Veterinarian: Program aims to put veterinarians in the field in less time and with lower debt.
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A tip: avoid cross contamination with your cleaning tools | The Janitor's Closet (Blog)

A recent study I ran across suggests that gals' apartments are more germ laden than fellows' apartments. This made me feel particularly virtuous, until I read further: gals' apartments are worse because they clean them more often. It seems that cleaning, using ineffective methods, helps spread the little critters around. Gals clean more, so spread the germs more. Contaminated cleaning cloths and wet mops are the culprits. Here's the solution. A microfiber cloth (or microfiber wet-mop) will clean

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National 4-H Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | Illinois Ag Connection

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched last week. The Rockets to the Rescue experiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.


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National 4-H Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | Nebraska Ag Connection

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched last week. The Rockets to the Rescue experiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.

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National 4-H Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | Wisconsin Ag Connection

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched last week. The Rockets to the Rescue experiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.

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100% Student Engagement Series: UA Student Lands Macy's Internship | UANews

100% Student Engagement Series: UA Student Lands Macy's Internship | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Natalie Sanchez, a journalism senior with a minor in fashion, worked this past summer with Macy's Merchandising Group in New York City as a private brands marketing intern. 

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Germ awareness critical as temperatures drop, viruses increase | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix)

Germ awareness critical as temperatures drop, viruses increase | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While we ring our hands over Ebola in west Africa and enterovirus in the U.S., germ experts said the chances of getting seriously sick from a virus are more likely to come from the coffee maker at work than from a Third World nation



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Agriculture Alumnus of the Year P. Andrew 'Andy' Groseta | UANews

Agriculture Alumnus of the Year P. Andrew 'Andy' Groseta | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

P. Andrew "Andy" Groseta, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumnus of the Year, is a third-generation Arizona rancher who has reached pinnacles of success in his ranching career, industry leadership roles, and service to the community and his alma mater.

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Five steps to planting a successful garden | Tucson Local Media

Five steps to planting a successful garden | Tucson Local Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
According to a report produced by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Science, gardening with vegetables can be fun and provide highly nutritious fresh food.
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'Focus on cotton' webcasts address cures for sticky cotton | Western Farm Press

'Focus on cotton' webcasts address cures for sticky cotton | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Webcasts available 24/7 Learn causes and curse for "sticky cotton" 
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County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog)

County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Culex mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. With the recent rainstorms, the mosquito population has exploded, causing an increase in bites and the possibility of West Nile virus exposure.(Photo: Charlie Leight/The Republic) 19 CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAILMORE The bloodsuckers are back. Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early Se

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Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | RT Magazine

The probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even healthcare facilities—is about 80%.
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Arizona plans innovative DVM program | Drovers Cattle Network

From the October issue of Bovine Veterinarian: Program aims to put veterinarians in the field in less time and with lower debt.
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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question.

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Global Handwashing Day Creates Awareness | Clean Link

Just like last year, Deb Group is very active in supporting and celebrating Global Handwashing Day which occurs yearly every October 15th.



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National 4-H Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | Missouri Ag Connection

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched last week. The Rockets to the Rescue experiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.

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National 4-H Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | Iowa Ag Connection

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched last week. The Rockets to the Rescue experiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.



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