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WASHINGTON: New food-stamp rules could be felt in Arizona convenience stores | Fresno (CA) Bee

Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of "staple foods" alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the federal farm bill.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Congratulations to the recently honored University employees and programs.
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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews

UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.

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Does The Low Cost Of Water Discourage Conservation? | Water Online

Does The Low Cost Of Water Discourage Conservation? | Water Online | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The price of water is dangerously low, and the result is that people use more of it, according to a New York Times columnist.



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Parasites trigger healthy eating in caterpillars | Bio-Medicine

Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers at The University of Arizona and Wesleyan University report in Nature.

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A marvel in history: The credit card | Credit Card Guide

Retail store credit cards, often called proprietary or private label cards, and gasoline cards were the original credit cards in the U.S., says Michael Staten,  professor and director of Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona.


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Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program Announces Global Symposium Agenda, Registration Discount | Paulick Report

The Race Track Industry Program announced today that the full agenda for the upcoming Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming slated for December 8 – 11, 2014, is complete and the November 14 deadline for the regular registration rate of $550 is fast approaching.



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Rainwater Garden wins 2014 ‘Catch the Rain’ photo contest | Glendale (AZ) Star

Rainwater Garden wins 2014 ‘Catch the Rain’ photo contest | Glendale (AZ) Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division known for its award-winning programs took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resource Center’s “Catch the Rain” photo contest and the Best-in-Show prize for a picture capturing the Glendale Rain Garden in action during a summer monsoon.
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NPA students learn Oak Creek threats -- litter-ally | Arizona Daily Sun

NPA students learn Oak Creek threats  -- litter-ally | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Northland Preparatory Academy’s seventh-graders rolled up their sleeves and got a little dirty at Oak Creek during a hands-on lesson about waterway contamination.



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Surprise hosts Master Gardener training | Your West Valley (AZ)

Surprise hosts Master Gardener training | Your West Valley (AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Applications are being accepted for the University of Arizona’s Spring 2015 Maricopa Master Gardener Training Class, which will be hosted by the City of Surprise.



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Get your hands dirty in Eloy’s Community Garden | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Master gardener Rick Gibson tells CAHRA officials and other community gardeners what kind of insects to expect while planting various vegetables, flowers and other small crops and how to protect against them. 

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University of Arizona: Budgeting, Funding, Other Difficult Decisions | Arizona Public Media

University of Arizona: Budgeting, Funding, Other Difficult Decisions | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA President Ann Weaver Hart discusses issues; says criticism is part of leadership role.
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N4T Investigators: Butcher Block | KVOA (TV-Channel 4, Tucson)

TUCSON - All is tranquil as cows graze outside the U of A Meat Lab on N. Campbell. Inside, trouble could be brewing.
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WATER WISE: Get your pipes ready for winter | The Sierra Vista Herald

Winter is on its way. Are you ready? Warm fall weather can lull us into thinking that freezing temperatures will never come, but they will. When the thermometer dips below 32F, we want assurance that our water system won’t freeze.  To be pro-active, here is a checklist.

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Why You Get Sick On Planes – And How To Keep It From Happening | io9.com

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way, and with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick?
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UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews

UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

he University of Arizona was the only Arizona institution ranked in the top 100 overall by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of Best Global Universities, released Tuesday.

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Home on the RangeView | Bio-Medicine

Riding the range isn't the only way to find out what's growing on your ranch.

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How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org

How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood—and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate.
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Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles | Bio-Medicine

Gay young adults whose families rejected them when they were younger are more likely to have histories of unprotected sex, illegal drug use and suicide attempts, new research suggests.



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Water - Use It Wisely for kids | ABC 15 (TV-Phoenix AZ)

Water - Use It Wisely for kids | ABC 15 (TV-Phoenix AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Getting kids to save water can be challenging when all they have to do is turn on the tap to access the cleanest water in the world. For decades, Valley water providers and partnering organizations have worked hard to reach out to kids through families and by supporting teachers.



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Do you need a junk-food intervention? | Medical Xpress

Do you need a junk-food intervention? | Medical Xpress | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When you tweet about your addiction to sweets or post images of triple-decker burgers, does that say something about your health? A UA team is exploring the connection.
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Arizona Gardeners: Early decisions are critical to keeping trees and shrubs healthy | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Healthy trees and shrubs are a valuable addition to any landscape, but any hope of maintaining them in good condition over long periods of time is entirely dependent upon the care that they receive.  
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What's the dirtiest part of a hotel room? | Today

A Rossen Reports investigation at five of the top hotel chains in the country revealed the cleanest spot in a typical hotel room — and...
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The most unhygeinic thing about your hotel room? The remote control | Daily Mail (UK)

The most unhygeinic thing about your hotel room? The remote control | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Using an ultraviolet backlight to show up dirt unseen by the human eye, they uncovered suspicious stains throughout the room, such as on a sofa and a curtain.


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UAPD examines money shifting | Arizona Daily Wildcat

The University of Arizona Police Department is currently investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds from the UA Food Products and Safety Laboratory.
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Dirty planes; how germy is your next flight | KSAZ (TV-Phoenix)

Dirty planes; how germy is your next flight | KSAZ (TV-Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How clean are the planes we fly on? New studies show dangerous bacteria can live on surfaces inside an aircraft for weeks.
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