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UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews

UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A year ago, high school student Carlos Valenzuela had an idea for a project that would promote sustainability while also helping his community on the Tohono O'odham reservation.

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Soil Connections: Drought, Dust and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria | American Geophysical Union Blogosphere

Soil Connections: Drought, Dust and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria | American Geophysical Union Blogosphere | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

An unfortunate sequence of events involving drought, depleted water resources, wastewater management, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ABR) and dust storms may pose a real health risk in desert states – and, perhaps, beyond.

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How much does a great monsoon season relieve drought? | High County News (Paonia CO)

Since moving to New Mexico four months ago, I have taken up a strange new hobby. I call it "puddle peeping." It's cheap and easy. Any weirdo can do it: First, I make mental note of depressions in the patchy asphalt outside of my apartment. After it rains, I check on them periodically to see how long the puddles that form in them last. There's a good one next to the Zumba studio across the street that I watch from the window near my desk. As I type this, it's supporting a puddle about three feet wide. Amazing! I thought when I saw it. So far as I know, it didn't rain here this morning, last night, or anytime yesterday.

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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In the lab, Victoria Obergh transfers bacterial DNA samples into a tray. A graduate student in the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Obergh works with the samples under a sterile hood sporting an ultraviolet light to kill any unwanted DNA.

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When mental illness affects your family | WCTI (TV-New Bern, NC)

When mental illness affects your family | WCTI (TV-New Bern, NC) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | KIDK (TV-Idaho Falls ID)

When mental illness affects your family | KIDK (TV-Idaho Falls ID) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | WFMZ (TV-Allentown PA)

When mental illness affects your family | WFMZ (TV-Allentown PA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved | The Zone Diet (Blog)

You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track.



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The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic

The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon delivers about one third of the annual 15-inch average precipitation in Arizona's Ciénega Valley, for a few hours flooding pools and increasing streamflow up to a hundred times the norm...
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Ant Colonies With Personalities? The Meek and the Bold | Nature World News

Ant Colonies With Personalities? The Meek and the Bold | Nature World News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers studying the behavioral patterns of ant colonies are suggesting that each nest can actually have its own collective personality that is shaped by the environment.
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Ant colony personalities shaped by environment | The Nation (Pakistan)

BBCWashington Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by the environment, a US study suggests. Colonies of several hundred ants show consistent differences in the way they behave, just like individual people do.Certain behaviours go together - for example, a colony that explores
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The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants | Arizona Daily Star

The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How good is your soil, really? Stop guessing and find out for sure.
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CFZ Watcher of the Skies: Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | CFZ Watchers (Blog)

Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, biologists provide some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them. The findings help explain the rapid rate of parasite evolution.

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Yuma, AZ, Center Of Excellence For Desert Ag Launched | AgriMarketing.com

Agriculture industry leaders have joined together to create the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, designed to tackle on-the-ground industry needs.

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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | PressReleasePoint

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | PressReleasePoint | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jean McLain and Channah Rock conducted much of their antibiotic resistance research on water and sediment samples collected at Gilbert Riparian Preserve near Phoenix.
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Industry forms Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Ag | Ag Professional

Agriculture industry leaders have joined together to create the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, designed to tackle on-the-ground industry needs.
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When mental illness affects your family | KSPR (TV-Springfield, MO)

When mental illness affects your family | KSPR (TV-Springfield, MO) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When depression affects your kids | Our Weekly (Los Angeles, CA)

When depression affects your kids | Our Weekly (Los Angeles, CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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When mental illness affects your family | KVIA (TV-Las Cruces, NM)

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When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | KCOY (TV-Santa Maria CA)

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When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

We might look around at our adult family members and friends...

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What's Up UA? - Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | Explorer News (Marana AZ)

What's Up UA? - Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | Explorer News (Marana AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability.
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Cleaning Shortcuts That Can Save You 7 Hours A Week | Prevention

Cleaning Shortcuts That Can Save You 7 Hours A Week | Prevention | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What you need to clean: Every item that you use daily. Fact is, the kitchen is the dirtiest room in the house. “If you don't disinfect or change your dish sponge and clean your sink once a week, you're getting exposed to more fecal matter than in a toilet after you flush it,” says Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona.



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The 7 Germiest Places | Gym Talk Clothing (Blog)

Amazon.com Widgets By April Daley Using your local ATM is like sticking your hand in a public toilet, a recent British study finds. Researchers from BioCote, an antibacterial product coating company, swabbed keypads on ATMs and the seats of nearby public restrooms. They found both contained bacteria that caused diarrhea and other illnesses—and the ATMs …
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Geneticists decry book on race and evolution | AAAS

A best-seller by former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade about recent human evolution and its potential effects on human cultures has drawn critical reviews since its spring publication. Now, nearly 140 senior human population geneticists around the world, many of whose work was cited in the book, have signed a letter to The New York Times Book Review stating that Wade has misinterpreted their work. The letter criticizes “Wade’s misappropriation of research from our field to support arguments about differences among human societies,” and is slated to appear in the 10 August issue of the Book Review. It’s available online today.

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Delving into psychology, impact of being a dad | Buffalo (NY) News

When our young daughters first decided to play on top of our Honda minivan, parked in our driveway, my wife was worried. But to me, it seemed no less safe than chasing a ball that frequently ended up in the street. And they loved the height, the novelty, the danger. So I let them stay. They never fe... - The Buffalo News
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