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Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times

Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some 20,000 plant species rely on bees and other insects to shake their pollen out of secret tubes in order to survive.
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Entomology Professor Gets Grant to Study Bacteria in Wasps | UANews

Entomology Professor Gets Grant to Study Bacteria in Wasps | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona entomology professor Molly Hunter has received a $520,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore bacterial manipulation of insect reproduction.

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Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests? | Insider Monkey (Blog)

A study conducted earlier this summer by the University of Arizona discovered that five of the 13 major agricultural pests had developed resistance to...
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Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests? | DailyFinance

Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests? | DailyFinance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Western Corn Rootworm is one of the five agricultural pests that have developed resistance to GM crops. Source: Wikimedia
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Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs at Arizona Insect Festival | UANews

Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs at Arizona Insect Festival | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Visitors to the 2013 Arizona Insect Fetival at the UA had a chance to see, touch and even taste a wide variety of creepy crawlies. The annual festival, sponsored by the UA's department of entomology, draws thousands every year to campus to learn about bugs and their important role in our lives.

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Arizona Insect Festival connects community to nature | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arizona Insect Festival connects community to nature | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Arizona Insect Festival drew bug enthusiasts of all ages for a day filled with curiosity and creepy crawlers at the UA on Sunday.

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Half century old map points to plant changes | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Half century old map points to plant changes | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A researcher at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum recently found evidence that the location of plants in the Santa Catalina Mountains is shifting.

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UA Insect Collection Renovation Continues as Annual Festival Nears | UANews

UA Insect Collection Renovation Continues as Annual Festival Nears | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona Insect Collection – which features 2 million irreplaceable specimens – is undergoing a massive renovation to expand the available space, better protect the collection and add a computerized database.

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Cracking the Mosquito Genome | My Life Magazine

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Michael Riehle, Ph.D., gives us an insight into his groundbreaking research involving malaria-resistant supermosquitoes.
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Hotter, Drier Conditions Forcing Desert Plants To Migrate | Think Progress

Hotter, Drier Conditions Forcing Desert Plants To Migrate | Think Progress | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
New findings from the University of Arizona could spell trouble for the future of some desert plants.
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Claire Cassidy's curator insight, September 7, 2013 6:39 AM

General reading- desert plants

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Insect experts issue 'urgent' warning on using biotech seeds | NPR (Seattle)

For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare. Last year, we reported that a major
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UA: Warming pushing plants to higher elevations | FOX10 (Phoenix AZ)

University of Arizona researchers say they've proven that climate change is pushing plant species to higher elevations on a southern Arizona mountain.
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UA: Warming pushing plants to higher elevations | KPHO (TV-Phoenix)

University of Arizona researchers say they've proven that climate change is pushing plant species to higher elevations on a southern Arizona mountain. The UA-led research team compared an extensive
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Bedbugs Found At U Of A Library | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

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An infestation of bed bugs forced the closure of parts of the Main Library at the University of Arizona for a time late last week. The first dead bug was noticed by a library employee, in the downstairs computer lab area last Wednesday, according to UA Facilities Management.

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Farming a Toxin To Protect Crops, Pollinators and People | Scientific American

Farming a Toxin To Protect Crops, Pollinators and People | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops that produce the pest-killing toxin Bt increase yields and reduce the use of noxious chemical insecticides. But like any powerful tool, they must be used responsibly
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Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests? | Motley Fool

Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests? | Motley Fool | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Motley Fool - Monsanto and its peers get plenty of blame for GM crop blunders, but it's tough to rule against them on resistant pests.
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The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos | Scientific American

The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Eran Levin is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona. His research is with hawk moths, but catching them means that he gets to see ...
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Learn about insects and spiders hands on | Examiner.com

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The Department of Entomology maintains a large collection of butterflies, moths, bees, spiders and other insects and bugs, which is undergoing a renovation and expansion in insects as well as better protection for them. They have acquired more space in the Forbes Building. In addition, technological improvements include computerized workstations and a database to make the collection accessible online.

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University of Arizona experts say insects are important, beneficial and often tasty | Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona experts say insects are important, beneficial and often tasty | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The third annual Arizona Insect Festival is this Sunday in the grand ballroom of the University of Arizona Student Union, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Campus buzzing for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Campus buzzing for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tucson community members will have the opportunity to see, hold and even eat insects this Sunday at the third annual Arizona Insect Festival.

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The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery | Wrapped in Foil (Blog)

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery | Wrapped in Foil (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Organized in a beautifully logical way, Markle introduces honey bees and why we should care about them. She then presents the case for different causes of the disorder, revealing how complicated it all might be.

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Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain (8/25/2013) | AgroTimes

Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain (8/25/2013) | AgroTimes | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, University of Arizona-led research provides the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate...
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Warming Climate Pushes Plants Up The Mountain | Newsroom America

 Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, University of Arizona-led research provides the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate.

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UA: Warming pushing plants to higher elevations | Times Union (Albany, NY)

(AP) — University of Arizona researchers say they've proven that climate change is pushing plant species to higher elevations on a southern Arizona mountain.
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Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain | Bright Surf

In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant communities in the same area now with a survey taken 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that Southwestern plants are being pushed to...
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