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Episode 234: Pollution from Colorado Mine Spill Flows Toward Arizona | Arizona Public Media

Million of gallons of waste, including arsenic and lead, surged into tributaries of Colorado River.
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Don't call these bright bugs beetles | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun

Don't call these bright bugs beetles | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Giant mesquite bugs are eye-catching to say the least. These large striking bugs may appear scary to some, but these colorful creatures are actually harmless to people.
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Exploring The Private Lives of Hummingbirds | UANews

Exploring The Private Lives of Hummingbirds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In July, while workers were wrapping up construction of the new University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Building, or ENR2, they discovered someone else wrapping up a little construction of her own. That someone was a hummingbird, and she had built her nest on a data cable dangling directly in front of a security camera.

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Vinegar and Spices: Natural Sanitizers for Leafy Greens, Say Researchers | Food Safety Magazine

Scientists found that--when used with washing water--essential oils, organic sanitizers and plant extracts not only kill bacteria, but the solution can extend the shelf life of leafy greens. This new approach “sometimes even works better than bleach or hydrogen peroxide”. Additionally, these natural ingredients are:
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UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills | UANews

UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An abandoned mine in Colorado spilled into the Animas River in Durango, raising environmental and public health concerns.
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Improving the Safety of Leafy Greens | USDA Blog

Improving the Safety of Leafy Greens | USDA Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered natural methods to sanitize these vegetables using ingredients commonly found in the kitchen, such as oregano, cinnamon, and vinegar.
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Health News - Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules

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Now, with an award of more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Brian Gregory will join two scientists from the University of Arizona to study the true nature of a class of mysterious RNA molecules known as lncRNA.
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Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules | PennNews

Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules | PennNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life. Yet many RNA
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Fire on the mountain will make forest healthier | Arizona Daily Star

"This is a perfect fire," says UA fire ecologist Don Falk.
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Fire on the mountain will make forest healthier | Arizona Daily Star

Fire on the mountain will make forest healthier | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"This is a perfect fire," says UA fire ecologist Don Falk.
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Street Smarts: Here's who to thank — or curse — for Tucson's olive trees | Arizona Daily Star

Street Smarts: Here's who to thank — or curse — for Tucson's olive trees | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Robert H. Forbes was a man of many skills and talents
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El Niño likely to bring big winter to Flagstaff | Arizona Daily Sun

El Niño likely to bring big winter to Flagstaff | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The latest long-term weather forecasts hold some good news for Flagstaff's snow aficionados, with signs pointing to a high likelihood of a much whiter winter than last year.
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UA ENR2 Building Hosts Avian Family | UANews

A momma hummingbird hatched twins this summer at the new University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Building, called ENR2.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Gold King Mine Spill | Native America Calling 

On Aug. 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered a major toxic spill of mine waste into a creek that flowed into the Animas River in Colorado. The EPA estimates that about 3 million gallons of mining waste water was released. The spill turned the Animas, and later the San Juan River, bright orange. With the rivers closed, farmers, families and businesses are all affected by this spill. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced plans to take legal action against the EPA to recover money spent on cleaning up the spill.
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Doorknob Germs Can Infect Half The Office In Hours | Inside Science

Washing your hands helps to keep you and your officemates healthy.
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Doorknob germs can infect half the office in hours | Philly (PA) News

Viruses: they're too tiny for us to see, yet they're lurking everywhere. And guess what? They spread really fast through an office environment.
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Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews

Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life, yet many RNA molecules remain mysterious.
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USDA Blog: Improving The Safety Of Leafy Greens | Perishable News

USDA Blog: Improving The Safety Of Leafy Greens | Perishable News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered natural methods to sanitize these vegetables using ingredients commonly found in the kitchen, such as oregano, cinnamon, and vinegar.
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UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative | UANews

UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The National Science Foundation has granted $12 million to a consortium of 14 academic institutions, led by Colorado State University and including the University of Arizona, to fund an urban water initiative.

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Officials monitor river waste issue | Yuma Sun

Local and state officials said Monday they believe the release of 3 million gallons of mining waste into the Animas River in southwest Colorado is unlikely to have much effect locally, but they will continue to monitor the situation as the water advances into the Colorado River and toward Yuma.
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Zoo 4 You: Antelope Jack Rabbit Conversation Project | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson)

Video: Antelope Jack Rabbit Conversation Project

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UA spinoff Anivax seeks chicken vaccine OK | Arizona Daily Star

UA spinoff Anivax seeks chicken vaccine OK | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Vaccine would fight a combat a common bacterial infection in chickens that can harm humans.
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Petal to the Metal | Wall Street Journal

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 |Andrea Wulf reviews “The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives,” by Stephen Buchmann.

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8 things you didn't know about humidity | PBS Newshour

8 things you didn't know about humidity | PBS Newshour | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A sunflower field and a tree at sunset. Photo Janet Kopper / Getty Images It's a T-shirt kind of day in Washington, DC: 85 degrees with 63 percent humidity
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