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Plants Adapt to Drought But Limits Are Looming, Study Finds | UANews

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, and their partners have determined that water demand by many plant communities can fluctuate in response to water availability, indicating a capacity for resilience even when changing climate patterns produce periodic droughts or floods.

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50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges

50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

For many of us, botanical gardens and arboretums are beautiful places to visit and serve as peaceful settings for relaxation, family time, or recreation.

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How buying in bulk actually wastes food | Grist

How buying in bulk actually wastes food | Grist | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusable bags, Americans tend not to think much about what we actually put inside them, according to a new survey. The takeaway: We waste a lot of extra food (and money) simply because we don’t shop often enough.
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WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald

WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon has arrived. Are you ready to collect nature’s free bounty? If not, now is the time to put a bucket under the gutter, direct downspouts to planted areas, and go play in the mud.
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Danforth center receives $8m for bioenergy program | Feed Stuffs Newspaper

Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations in bioenergy sorghum will enhance efforts to bring products to market.
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John Berlau Reviews “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” | Before It's News

The Washington Post cites CEI`s John Berlau on Consumer Credit and American Economy: John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute reviews “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” today at the Law and Liberty blog: “The Surprising Economics...

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President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans releases final report | Accounting Today

President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans releases final report | Accounting Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The President s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury today on the ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation s younger people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability.
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There’s an Easy Way to Waste Less Food: Shop More Often | Slate Magazine

There’s an Easy Way to Waste Less Food: Shop More Often | Slate Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusable bags, Americans tend not to think much about what we actually put inside them, according to a new...
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Can this orange tree be saved? Plus snail vines and Bermuda grass | Arizona Daily Star

Can this orange tree be saved? Plus snail vines and Bermuda grass | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The snail vine grows quickly, reaching 30 feet in a year. It makes an excellent screen for fences, trellises and walls.
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Arizona Gardeners: Correct irrigation of landscape and garden plants includes timing Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Correct irrigation of landscape and garden plants includes timing Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the arrival of the intense summer heat, and to ensure good plant health, there is no gardening question more important right now than proper timing of irrigations.
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Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews

Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Thanks to connections that span two continents and more than two decades, a group of University of Arizona undergraduate students is spending the summer in the Czech Republic, in central Europe, conducting parasitology research. Through the UA program Prozkoumat!, undergraduates were selected through a competitive process to be involved in research with scientists at the Institute of Parasitology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice.
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Danforth Plant Science Center receives $8 million for big data research | Ag Professional

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.
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How Does Drought Affect The Economy? | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

California's four-year drought has raised a number of questions about water scarcity and the capacity for agriculture in the Southwest. But many people are also concerned about what role the drought will play economically. 

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UA Launches College-Access Initiative | UANews

UA Launches College-Access Initiative | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An initiative designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students who enter and complete college will launch in five Tucson high schools in the fall, staffed by recent University of Arizona graduates.
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“I Like to Exist as a Person”: What It Means to Live Beyond Gender | PBS

“I Like to Exist as a Person”: What It Means to Live Beyond Gender | PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For some, gender is more than just male or female.
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Danforth Center receives $8M for big data research program for bioenergy crop | Phys.org

Danforth Center receives $8M for big data research program for bioenergy crop | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX)

6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There's La Lechusa and the Cucuy, but now San Antonio-area parents are warning their kids of an insect with a name scarier than the two - the tarantula hawk.
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President’s Financial Capability Council Completes Work, Issues Final Report | US Department of the Treasury

The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) today published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury on ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation’s young people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability.
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Arizona Gardeners: Should I keep my tomato vines for another harvest in the fall? | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Should I keep my tomato vines for another harvest in the fall? | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the arrival of summer heat, tomatoes begin to show all kinds of problems. The decision to keep the vines for a prospective fall harvest is a key management decision that must soon be made.
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Ag camp gives students a taste of farm industry | Yuma Sun

High school students from across the country recently converged in Yuma as part of an Ag Discovery Program aimed at helping teens learn more about agriculture careers.
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Lake Mead decline below 1,075 feet is symbolic | Arizona Daily Star

Lake Mead decline below 1,075 feet is symbolic | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This level won't trigger water shortages until it happens on January 1st.
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AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International

AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Joslin Goss was a long ways from home Friday afternoon as she trimmed Palo Verde trees with a small chainsaw at Patagonia Lake State Park.
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As Colorado River Shortage Looms, Arizona Water Managers Look Elsewhere | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

By 2017, chances are a water shortage will be declared on the Colorado River. If that happens, Arizona will lose a share of its water — more than any of its neighbors.
Farmers will feel the squeeze first and that is forcing some tough decisions about how to keep agriculture viable as the drought deepens.
Brian Betcher is one of the people on the front lines of drought preparation.  On a windswept afternoon in late spring, he cruised a labyrinth of waterways, lined with ripening melons and corn.
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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

People tend to come to Tucson to figure something out,” Demion Clinco remarked one cool desert evening, beneath a sky so boundless it made all things seem possible

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