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More pests 'resistant to GM crops'| France24

More pests 'resistant to GM crops'| France24 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More pest species are becoming resistant to the most popular type of genetically-modified, insect-repellent crops, but not in areas where farmers follow expert advice, a study said on Monday
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Resistent auch gegen Gentech-Pflanzen | Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

Resistent auch gegen Gentech-Pflanzen | Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Schädlinge werden irgendwann resistent gegen Insektizide - ob sie nun gentechnisch veränderte oder konventionelle Pflanzen befallen.
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Five Insects Evolve Resistance to Engineered Seeds | Bloomberg

Five of 13 major crop pests have evolved resistance to corn and cotton genetically engineered to make their own insecticide, providing lessons for extending the usefulness of such technologies, University of Arizona researchers said in a study.
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Biotech Crops vs. Pests: Successes, Failures From the First Billion Acres | UANews

Biotech Crops vs. Pests: Successes, Failures From the First Billion Acres | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Experts with the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have published a landmark study analyzing why pest resistance to genetically modified crops evolved quickly in some cases, but not in other cases.
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Fast forward for veterinary school | DVM360 Magazine

The University of Arizona is exploring a veterinary school that's faster with more intensity. If the plan passes, students could obtain a degree in four or five years instead of eight—and potentially halve their debt.
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The great unwashed | Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA)

Whew! Missed it by three votes. The nanny-state-ocracy nearly bagged us again. Yes, The state Senate voted 18-17, which was three votes short of what was required, to ban plastic grocery bags. Four...
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Kimberly-Clark Demonstrates Commitment To Infection Prevention At The APIC Annual Conference | WKRG (TV-Mobile, AL)

Proper cleaning practices in hospitals play a critical role in reducing the spread of bacteria that could cause HAIs, and are especially important in the healthcare setting where patients with weakened immune systems may have a harder time fighting off germs.

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Kimberly-Clark Demonstrates Commitment To Infection Prevention At The APIC Annual Conference | KXVO (TV-Omaha, NE)

Proper cleaning practices in hospitals play a critical role in reducing the spread of bacteria that could cause HAIs, and are especially important in the healthcare setting where patients with weakened immune systems may have a harder time fighting off germs.

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Externship program teaches students sustainability, urban farming | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Several students are working this summer as “externs,” helping communities across the state with various sustainability projects.

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UA 4-H program benefits youth, economy | Eastern Arizona Courier

UA 4-H program benefits youth, economy | Eastern Arizona Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON — Arizona county fairs generate $4 million in livestock sales, according to the 2011-12 Governor’s Advisory Committee for the County Fairs Livestock and Agricultural Promotion Fund.
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AmeriCorps volunteers dress up Bisbee High | Arizona Daily Star

Bisbee High School is buzzing with activity as a seven-member team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps has agreed to devote eight weeks to sprucing up the school.
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Strawberry Sustainability Focus Of Grants | Growing Produce

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture awards grants, seeks to expand and improve strawberry production.
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35 Wildcats Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships | UANews

The NSF annually awards 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students across the nation. This year, 35 of those awards were granted to students who either currently attend or have attended the UA as an undergraduate or graduate student.
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Pests become more resistant to GM insect-repellent crops | BBC Indonesia

Scientists in the United States say they've discovered why pests are becoming more resistant to some genetically-modified, insect-repellent crops.

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Pests resistant to GM crops| ABC News (Australia)

Scientists in the United States say they've have discovered how some insects become more resistant to some genetically-modified crops.
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Pests growing resistant to genetically modified crops | United Press International

Pests growing resistant to genetically modified crops | United Press International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pests are quickly becoming resistant to genetically-modified crops, according to a new study of Bt corn and cotton.
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SeaFood Business Magazine | SeaFood Business

Following three years of exhaustive efforts, an international team of researchers announced in April they’d found the cause of a disease that, since 2009, has killed billions of shrimp raised on farms in Southeast Asia.
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Creating a Lush Desert Oasis in the Urban Landscape | Green Living

Creating a Lush Desert Oasis in the Urban Landscape | Green Living | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Haley Paul shares how to craft superb urban landscapes in the Sonoran Desert.
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Rockville business takes front-door approach to fighting germs | The Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD)

Growing up in the upstate New York town of Newburgh, Greenspan battled asthma and allergies. When her daughter, Haley, was born in 2002, she became alarmed when she sat down on the floor to play with her and noticed the world of dust and germs that gathered there.

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Kimberly-Clark Demonstrates Commitment To Infection Prevention At The APIC Annual Conference | WSLS (TV-Roanoke, VA)

Kimberly-Clark today announced that its Kleenex Clean Hands Care Program will be unveiled at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 40th annual conference. New data related to surface disinfection practices will also be highlighted, reinforcing Kimberly-Clark's complete hand and surface hygiene offering.  .

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Video Games Seek to Teach Smart Financial Strategies | UANews

Can video games help people save money? SavingsQuest, an applied research project bringing together the UA and the Doorways to Dreams Fund under a Center for Financial Services Innovation grant, will test the theory in hopes of finding a mix of...
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Cougars, Glamorous Killers, Expand Their Range | New York (NY) Times

Cougars, Glamorous Killers, Expand Their Range | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cougars, solitary and elusive, had vanished from much of the country, but in recent decades the species has been making a comeback, fueling both fascination and fear.
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AmeriCorps team steps in to spruce up Bisbee High School | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

AmeriCorps team steps in to spruce up Bisbee High School | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Bisbee High School is buzzing with activity these days as a seven-member team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has agreed to devote eight weeks of time to help spruce up the school with a paint job, grounds work, as well as laying out the community garden and other landscaping that is a long-term vision for principal Lisa Holland. 

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University of Arizona sees growth in demand, opportunities for agriculture grads | Yuma Sun

University of Arizona sees growth in demand, opportunities for agriculture grads | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Agriculture is a critical component in Arizona's economy. The movement of goods and services related to agriculture and food products feeds millions, is worth billions and makes up a large part of the desert Southwest's economy.

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Another moral effect of pornography: a warped worldview | Salem Radio Network News (Irving, TX)

For the most part, previous research into the effects of pornography has focused on the psychological and physiological effects of pornography exposure. Among males, exposure to pornography is associated with addictive behaviors traced to the release of chemicals in the brain, stimulating arousal and excitement. In the larger context, pornography is also associated with an exaggerated masculinity, negative attitudes toward women, and relational breakdowns due to unrealistic sexual expectations.

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