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10 fascinating things about Tucson’s cicadas | Arizona Daily Star

10 fascinating things about Tucson’s cicadas | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Summer in Tucson means you can't escape that constant high-pitched buzzzzzz.
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Global Climate Changing, Tucsonans Working Outdoors Feel Heat | Arizona Public Media

Global Climate Changing, Tucsonans Working Outdoors Feel Heat | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

National Climate Assessment says Southwest is going to get even hotter, drier.

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What Does Online Grocery Shopping Mean For Your Local Farmer’s Market? | Think Progress

What Does Online Grocery Shopping Mean For Your Local Farmer’s Market? | Think Progress | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As tech companies move into the online grocery market, local farmers and grocery stores could go the way of the bookstore.
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Police Beat: July 16 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

A supervisor at the UA farm reported strange happenings in the pasture to University of Arizona Police Department on July 9. Responding officers were told by the supervisor that three bags of sheep feed had gone missing in the night.


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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | Las Vegas (NV) Review-Journal

Libraries battle bed bugs in books | Las Vegas (NV) Review-Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book’s binding that isn’t make believe.
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Young adults feel financial strain | Chicago (IL) Tribune

Think about the way you'd like to see your twentysomething start out life after college. A full-time job with financial stability. Living away from your cozy confines. Perhaps even thinking about buying a house, getting married and having children.
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Don't Neglect the Signs of Neglect in Young Children | Huffington Post

More children suffer from neglect in the United States than from physical and sexual abuse combined, although neglect receives significantly less attention....
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Crop of the Week: Field Corn | Yuma Sun

Crop of the Week: Field Corn | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• Field corn in Yuma-area fields is ready for harvest, using a combine. Currently, it is a rather minor crop in Yuma County. In 2012, local corn producers grew less than 400 acres of field corn. Most of Yuma’s corn crop is field corn that goes into animal feed and ethanol production. It tastes very bland and isn’t the same stuff you buy at the store to enjoy as corn on the cob. A few local farmers may grow a little sweet corn, but not at commercial levels.
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Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea | UANews

Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by Universityof Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought.

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The Dirtiest Thing You Touch Every Day | Shape Magazine

The Dirtiest Thing You Touch Every Day | Shape Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you've used an elevator recently, you may want to go wash your hands—stat. A new study published in the journal Open Medicine shows that elevator buttons in hospitals have more bacteria than
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In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open" | Arizona Daily Star

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open" | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.
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Karletta Chief Presents on Tribal Mining Modules at Extension Conference | Superfund Research Program

Karletta Chief Presents on Tribal Mining Modules at Extension Conference | Superfund Research Program | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Dr. Karletta Chief, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Investigator and Extension Specialist, recently attended the Ninth Annual Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference, May 18-22, 2014, in Sacramento, CA. The theme of the conference was “Golden Opportunities: The Role of Education and Community Engagement in Sustaining Natural Resources.” Chief spoke on the development and piloting of mining and environmental educational modules for Tribal Colleges during the Environmental Education Session.

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Ask the Garden Sage: Beetle is damaging palo verde tree | Arizona Daily Star

Ask the Garden Sage: Beetle is damaging palo verde tree | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A beetle in the Bostrichidae family called Amphicerus simplex causes the damage. It has no official common name so I am calling it the palo verde stem borer since that is what it does. These beetles are known for their boring activity, so much so that we commonly call the family of beetles to which it belongs the branch and twig borers and powderpost beetles.


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Familiar Sounds of Summer | Arizona Public Media

Familiar Sounds of Summer | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.
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Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson | Arizona Public Media

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.
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Stingless bees: Waiting for their moment in the sun | Mother Nature Network

Stingless bees: Waiting for their moment in the sun |  Mother Nature Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With stingers that are harmless to humans, stingless bees could be the pollinators that save the day.
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Serenity Now | Bethesda Magazine (Bethesda, MD)

Serenity Now | Bethesda Magazine (Bethesda, MD) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Meditation is having its moment, as increasing numbers of people use the practice to cure what ails them
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Why measures of monsoon rainfall can vary widely throughout Valley | Arizona Republic

Why measures of monsoon rainfall can vary widely throughout Valley | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Since the start of the Arizona monsoon season on June 15, the Valley has seen its 2014 rainfall more than double, according to numbers from rainlog.org
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UA's New Parental Leave Policy Provides Up to Six Weeks Paid Leave | UA@Work

UA's New Parental Leave Policy Provides Up to Six Weeks Paid Leave | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The idea to establish a paid parental leave policy started as a suggestion to the UA's Campaign for Common Sense.
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UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow | UANews

UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The arid Arizona desert is not the easiest place to cultivate a flourishing organic garden filled with fruits and vegetables. But when the University of Arizona partnered with the Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association in the summer of 2012, just such a garden sprang to life.

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Renters Spend Less on Housing But More on Energy, UA Study Finds | UANews

Renters Spend Less on Housing But More on Energy, UA Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While low-income families often choose multifamily housing for its affordability, a new University of Arizona study finds they could be spending hundreds more in utility costs every year due to a lack of energy-efficient features in their buildings.

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Sun Valley Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Phoenix | Food Tank

Sun Valley Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Phoenix | Food Tank | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Food Tank explores ten of the most innovative urban agriculture projects in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Crop of the Week: Wild Rocket | Yuma Sun

Crop of the Week: Wild Rocket | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• Wild Rocket, also known as arugula, is grown in the Yuma area primarily as an addition to the spring mix salad industry. Spring mix is made up of several carefully selected baby lettuces and other leafy vegetables that are cut, washed and packaged as whole leaves.
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Tucson Village Farm | KGUN (TV-Channel 9, Tucson)

Tucson Village Farm | KGUN (TV-Channel 9, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tucson Village Farm's 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador program, training youth ages 13-18 how to lead healthier lives.

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UA Prof Picked for UN Panel That Will Translate Arid Lands Science Into Policy | UANews

A University of Arizona professor has been elected to a United Nations panel charged with translating science into potential policy around the issue of desertification, the process by which productive drylands become so arid that they eventually are stripped of vegetation and wildlife.

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