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Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch

Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when cotton growers had to stand in a cotton field and take measurements, then consult spreadsheets and paper bulletins to determine if plant growth was on track, lagging or moving too fast.
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UA prof: Compassion for others can lead to happier, healthier life | Arizona Daily Star

Helping others succeed by acting compassionately toward them can benefit you both mentally and physically, a UA professor told a Tucson audience at a lecture on happiness Wednesday night.
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Desert Gardener: Arizona 4-H marks centennial | Yuma Sun

Desert Gardener: Arizona 4-H marks centennial | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

This is the centennial year for 4-H in Arizona. "Making the Best Better" has been their motto for the past 100 years, and Arizona’s 4-H programs really do get better every year.

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Food Day Fair brings competition, spreads awareness of healthy living | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Food Day Fair brings competition, spreads awareness of healthy living | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Campus heated up even more on Wednesday with the Iron Chef competition hosted at the Food Day Fair.

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University of Arizona Receives $8 Million to Turn Algae into Jet Fuel | Tucson Weekly

University of Arizona Receives $8 Million to Turn Algae into Jet Fuel | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona researchers have been granted $8 million dollars by the Department of Energy to continue researching how to use algae to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics over the next four years.

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Event Teaches Public About Healthy, Sustainable Foods | Arizona Public Media

UA hosts 4th annual Food Day celebration, which will highlight nutrition, sustainable foods through various events.
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Iron Chef competition brings heat to UA Mall | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Iron Chef competition brings heat to UA Mall | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Things will be heating up on the UA Mall as students compete in the first-ever Iron Chef competition at the UA.

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Track record mixed for genetically engineered crops | Sacramento (CA) Bee

As Washington residents weigh the pros and cons of labeling genetically engineered foods, one question on many minds is whether current GE crops have helped or harmed the environment.
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Impact of genetically engineered crops on environment a mixed bag | Yakima (WA) Herald Republic

Impact of genetically engineered crops on environment a mixed bag | Yakima (WA) Herald Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A panel of independent scientists and agriculture experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 came down on the positive side. “Generally, GE crops have had fewer adverse effects on the environment than non-GE crops produced conventionally,” their report concluded.

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How sick is too sick to go to work during flu season? | KMOV (TV-St. Louis, MO)

How sick is too sick to go to work during flu season? | KMOV (TV-St. Louis, MO) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

It's beginning to look a lot like flu season for parts of the United States.


As sniffles and feverish chills fill the air, doctors are reminding people that if they're sick they shouldn't go to work. Not only will they not be at their peak job performance, they risk spreading the infectious disease to others.

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University of Arizona receives large grant for algae jet fuel research | Biofuels International

University of Arizona (UA) researchers have been granted $8 million (€5.8 million) by the US Department of Energy to continue researching how to use algae to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics over the next four years.

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Eco-Friendly Building Under Construction at UA Designed to Foster Collaboration, Sustainability | UANews

Eco-Friendly Building Under Construction at UA Designed to Foster Collaboration, Sustainability | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A new building under construction on the University of Arizona campus is designed to be an eco-friendly space where environmental researchers on campus can come together to collaborate.

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UA-led regional project cultivates algae for fuel | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA-led regional project cultivates algae for fuel | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Algae isn’t just the scum that accumulates in underused swimming pools— it can also be used to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics.

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Turning Garbage Into Gardens | UANews

The Compost Cats, a UA student-run club, collects food waste on campus and turns it into compost. The club helps reduce methane emissions by collecting organic waste and disposing of it properly, "turning garbage into gardens."

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How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Communities | UANews

How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Communities | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Two University of Arizona researchers have contributed to a special issue of the journal Climatic Change that centers on the impacts of climate change on tribal natural and cultural resources.

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How do you hibernate at room temperature? Eating ants might be the answer | Scientific American

How do you hibernate at room temperature? Eating ants might be the answer | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Eran Levin is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona, and has previously written for my blog on the topic of how blacklighting works. Here ...
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A Garden Plot Called Soup Pot | Edible Baja Arizona | Edible Baja Arizona

A Garden Plot Called Soup Pot | Edible Baja Arizona | Edible Baja Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When you first enter Tucson Village Farm, a tall pole stacked with thin, hand-painted wooden signs greets you. Each sign is marked with the colorful handprints of the students who created each line, leaving their mark on the farm, on its mission, and on its future.

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University of Arizona receives $8 million to turn algae into jet fuel | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix)

University of Arizona receives $8 million to turn algae into jet fuel | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers have been granted $8 million dollars by the Department of Energy to continue researching how to use algae to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics.
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UA Group Harvesting Olives Found on Campus | Arizona Public Media

There are more than 200 olive trees throughout the university; they will be taken to olive mill, pressed into olive oil for university use.
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GMOs, A Global Debate: South Africa, Top GMO-Producer in Africa | Kristina's Aid (Blog)

GMOs, A Global Debate: South Africa, Top GMO-Producer in Africa | Kristina's Aid (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pest adaptation to GMOs a global problem By Zachary Stieber Epoch Times South Africa’s government is increasingly opening the door to genetically modified organisms GMOs—along with the issues that ...
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Track record mixed for GE crops | FindLaw

As Washington residents weigh the pros and cons of labeling genetically engineered foods, one question on many minds is whether current GE crops have helped or harmed the environment.

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Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Agriculture Corner

Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Agriculture Corner | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Mobile Cotton changes that by putting a wealth of University of Arizona research only a few fingertip taps away for any grower with a smartphone or tablet.
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Arizona, New Mexico Students Participate in Research at UA | UANews

Arizona, New Mexico Students Participate in Research at UA | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Through a research project coordinated by UA partners, promising juniors and seniors from Arizona and New Mexico have been involved in a research project that is promoting the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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UA Biologists Awarded John Templeton Foundation Grants for Research on Genetics, Diversity of Life | UANews

UA Biologists Awarded John Templeton Foundation Grants for Research on Genetics, Diversity of Life | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Joanna Monti-Masel and Noah Whiteman, both researchers in the University of Arizona's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, each have received research grants from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Track record mixed for GE crops | Seattle (WA) Times

Some have reduced insecticide use, but others have spawned herbicide-resistant weeds and led to overuse of Roundup.
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