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Marriage can threaten health: Study finds satisfied newlyweds more likely to gain weight | ScienceDaily

A study of 169 newlywed couples finds that spouses who are more satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight because they are less likely to consider divorce and thus find a new partner.
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Death by 1,000 Stings: Bee Swarm Kills Hiker in County Park | Phoenix New Times

Death by 1,000 Stings: Bee Swarm Kills Hiker in County Park | Phoenix New Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies say 23-year-old Alex Bestler and a friend were hiking Merkle Trail when a swarm of bees attacked unprovoked
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Stung By 83 Different Insects, Biologist Rates His Pain On A Scale Of 1 To — OW!

Stung By 83 Different Insects, Biologist Rates His Pain On A Scale Of 1 To — OW! | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Biologist Justin Schmidt has traveled all over the world looking for bugs ... and getting stung by them. He documents his travels/travails in his new book The Sting of the Wild.
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Scientists share early findings of Gold King Mine spill

FARMINGTON – Scientists gathered in Farmington to discuss the Gold King Mine spill, which turned the Animas and San Juan rivers yellow.
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Arizona Gardeners: Understanding the giant saguaro and keeping it healthy

Arizona Gardeners: Understanding the giant saguaro and keeping it healthy | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There have been a number of questions recently about the saguaro cactus and some of the problems that can affect the health of this interesting plant. 
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The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean | National Geographic

The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Wild fisheries are stable at best and declining at worst. That means we need aquaculture to meet the world’s growing demand for protein. And to feed the world sustainably, the industry has to figur…
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Kids’ dental health improving in Arizona

Kids’ dental health improving in Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
FLORENCE — Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease and can cause lasting harm to a child’s health as well as impact cognitive and social development. That can lead to missed school days, an inability to focus and may cause anxiety or other factors that affect academic success.
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Curling leaves on citrus trees is sign of drought

Curling leaves on citrus trees is sign of drought | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: How likely are seriously neglected mature citrus trees to recover?
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County benefits from, inspires AmeriCorps crew

County benefits from, inspires AmeriCorps crew | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Eight volunteers arrived in Santa Cruz County on April 14 to tackle an array of community improvement tasks.
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Kidz Cooking Club coming to Clifton, Duncan, this summer

Kidz Cooking Club coming to Clifton, Duncan, this summer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
CLIFTON — Those looking for fun for children this summer need to get to the local library.
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14th annual Care Fair planning begins

14th annual Care Fair planning begins | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Douglas Care Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Airport Park, from 9 to 11 a.m., for children of all grade levels of the Douglas Unified School
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CAC clips: Outstanding students chosen to speak at commencement

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SIGNAL PEAK — Alejandra Cano, a student at the Central Arizona College Superstition Mountain Campus, and Audrey Bimbi from the Signal Peak Campus were chosen as the student speakers for the CAC district graduation last Friday on the green at Signal Peak. 
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Inaugural Field Day for ARPA-E’s “Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture” program set for June 2 : Biofuels Digest

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights 2016 - Tucson, AZ

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights 2016 - Tucson, AZ | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson, AZ:  Beat the Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing during our popular Cool Summer Nights. So what makes these Saturday evenings so enchanting? The stu
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Researchers: Santa Ritas jaguar not just visiting | Arizona Daily Star

Researchers: Santa Ritas jaguar not just visiting | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A male jaguar was photographed in the Santa Rita Mountains 118 times over three years.
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EPA forks over $25M for mine spill research

EPA forks over $25M for mine spill research | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is forking over $25 million in new research funds to investigate the harmful effects of metal-laden water from abandoned mines, not unlike the 3 million gallons of toxic sludge that the Environmental Protection Agency spilled into a river last summer.
The EPA and the National Institutes of Health made the announcement on Wednesday, two days after New Mexico sued the EPA in federal court for refusing to reimburse the state for the spill.
The announcement doesn't say anything about last year's blowout at the abandoned Gold King mine in Colorado that an EPA contractor caused. But one of the five research centers is focused on precisely the type of pollution generated by the mine spill, providing money to the University of New Mexico to conduct research on tribes affected by the mine water.
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will use the funds to examine how contact with metal mixtures from abandoned mines affects rural Native American populations through exposures related to inadequate drinking water infrastructure, reliance on local foods, and other uses of local resources to maintain their traditional lifestyle and culture, the announcement said
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Kids’ dental health improving in Ariz.

Kids’ dental health improving in Ariz. | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease which can cause lasting harm to a child’s health as well as impact their cognitive and social development. This can lead to missed school days, an inability to focus and may cause anxiety or other factors which affect academic success.
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Global Symposium On Racing: Innovators' Circle Returns For 2016 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Global Symposium On Racing: Innovators' Circle Returns For 2016 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Horse racing's first pitch contest, giving entrepreneurs a chance to bring change and innovation to the horse racing industry, is returning for another year. In 2015, the winner of the Innovators' Circle competition won $15,000 and the contest's finalists earned significant exposure and access to the executives in horse racing. Founding sponsors BAM Software Services …
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Arizona Gardeners: Scheduling garden and landscape irrigations

Arizona Gardeners: Scheduling garden and landscape irrigations | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With hot weather temperatures right around the corner, now is a good time to review the basic rules of irrigation.
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Red-hot poker plant

Red-hot poker plant | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have a customer who is trying to identify a plant. She says it can change directions of the branching/leaves almost at will. It has leaves like a wild
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Palo verde beetles mainly a danger to unhealthy trees

Palo verde beetles mainly a danger to unhealthy trees | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have a question related to the “Desert Museum” palo verde.
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Registration now open for Summer After-Care

Registration now open for Summer After-Care | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension will be hosting the 4-H Summer After-Care program, for students going into grades three through five, Monday through Thursday, from May 31 to June
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Caterpillars enjoy Texas mountain laurels but are unlikely to do real harm

Caterpillars enjoy Texas mountain laurels but are unlikely to do real harm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gold Kist is an excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates.
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Students helping school farm grow

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Richard McPherson doled out tasks to students in his first period agricultural science class on a recent Wednesday before they boarded a bus to the Rio Rico High School farm
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Enzyme discovery leads scientists further down path to pumping oil from plants | AgriLife.org

Enzyme discovery leads scientists further down path to pumping oil from plants | AgriLife.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
ounts of fuel-grade oil, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist in College Station and lead scientist on the team.

Devarenne’s lab has been studying the concept of making fuel from algae on a $2 million National Science Foundation grant for four years.

“The interesting thing about this alga is that it produces large amounts of liquid hydrocarbons, which can be used to make fuels such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel,” Devarenne said. “And these liquid hydrocarbons made by the alga are currently found in petroleum deposits, so we are already using them as a source to generate fuel.

“Botryococcus is found pretty much everywhere in the world except for seawater,” he added. “It’s very cosmopolitan. It grows in freshwater or brackish water. It’s found in almost all ponds and lakes around the world. It’s been found in every continent except Antarctica, and it grows from mountain to desert climates.”

What his lab has been trying to understand is how Botryococcus braunii makes the liquid hydrocarbons — what genes and pathways are involved — so the genes can be manipulated to make more oil, possibly by transferring those genes into a land plant like tobacco, or maybe other algae that grow very quickly, Devarenne said.

“One of the issues with Botryococcus is that it grows very slowly. You just don’t get a lot of biomass and on an economic scale that means it would not work to use this alga. It takes about a week for one Botryococcus cell to double into two cells, whereas a faster growing algae — but one that doesn’t make a lot of oil — can double in about six hours,” he said. “Maybe if we can transfer the genetic information to make these oils into quicker growing organisms like other algae that grow a lot quicker or a land plant that can produce large amounts of biomass, we can have them produce oil for us.”

But first, researchers need to understand which genes enable oil production.

“In this study, we were interested in deciphering the biochemical pathway for making this oil, which is called lycopadiene,” he said. “We discovered a very interesting gene that’s called lycopaoctaene synthase, or LOS. And the enzyme encoded by the LOS gene is able to initiate the production of the oil, so we started to essentially pick apart this pathway.”
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Guy Carpenter Joins aquaTECTURE as Senior VP Strategic Operations

Guy Carpenter Joins aquaTECTURE as Senior VP Strategic Operations | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Board of Directors of aquaTECTURE is pleased to announce that Guy W. Carpenter has been named Senior Vice President of Strategi
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