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County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog)

County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Culex mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. With the recent rainstorms, the mosquito population has exploded, causing an increase in bites and the possibility of West Nile virus exposure.(Photo: Charlie Leight/The Republic) 19 CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAILMORE The bloodsuckers are back. Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early Se

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Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia

Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express.
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To tackle diverse global problems, look to evolutionary biology | Davis Enterprise

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ec...
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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Science Newsline

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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The Archaeology News Network: Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Archaeology News Network

The Archaeology News Network: Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Archaeology News Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have reviewed progress in addressing a broad set of challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental management using evolutionary approaches, approaches that consider species’ evolutionary histories and the likelihood of rapid evolutionary adaptation to human activities.
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Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems | Imperial Valley Press (El Centro CA)

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ecologist from University of California, Davis.



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Arthropods at Student Union for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arthropods at Student Union for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tarantulas and cockroaches and beetles — oh, my! This is not the start to a new version of “The Wizard of Oz,” but, rather, just some of the arthropods that were present Sunday at the fourth annual Arizona Insect Festival.
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Rainy season leaves Arizona crawling with caterpillars | USA Today

The caterpillars are a common sight during Arizona's monsoon season, but this year's brood seems particularly large.
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Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems, study finds | UC Davis News (CA)

Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems, study finds | UC Davis News (CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary
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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival | UANews

Ask any entomologist, and you might be told that bugs rule the world. Each year in September, they certainly rule the show during the Arizona Insect Festival.

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Insects invade Student Union for annual festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Insects invade Student Union for annual festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Buzz, buzz, buzzzzzz. Most people run at the slightest detection of a buzzing bug, but people will be flocking to them this Sunday at the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom to attend the fourth annual Arizona Insect Festival.
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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews

Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Flood spawns West Nile virus concerns | Arizona Republic

Flood spawns West Nile virus concerns | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX -- Public health officials said they will closely monitor mosquito infestations that could rise from the small ponds and water-filled basins created by Monday's record-breaking rainfall and flooding.
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Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic

Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early September, triggering ideal breeding conditions for the insects.



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Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks anymore | Bright Surf

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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What Can Evolutionary Biology Learn From Creationists? | Humanity Plus Magazine

What Can Evolutionary Biology Learn From Creationists? | Humanity Plus Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

You might expect a professional evolutionary biologist like myself to claim that my discipline has nothing to learn from creationists.

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New approach to solve global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss | News Medical

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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When it comes to spreading germs, the hand is quicker than the sneeze | Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Researchers put a tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for example, a doorknob or push plate) at the beginning of the day. And after two to four hours, the virus could be detected on a majority of commonly touched surfaces such as light switches, coffee pot handles, phones and computers.

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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival | Yuma News Now

Ask any entomologist, and you might be told that bugs rule the world. Each year in September, they certainly rule the show during the Arizona Insect Festival. Now in its fourth year, the event has the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center crawling with an estimated 5,000 people, wanting to learn about insects, interact with them and marvel at their incredible diversity.

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Caterpillars bugging you? Blame the monsoon | Arizona Republic

Caterpillars bugging you? Blame the monsoon | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Bobbie Frink could not even step out of the car. Outside, thousands of fat, green caterpillars wriggled and writhed their way across the street.
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Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it | Phys.org

Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Planting pesticide-free cotton as a refuge for the pert pink bollworm caterpillar has slowed bollworms in neighboring cotton fields from developing resistance to pesticides because they breed with the pesticide-free population.
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Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Science Codex

Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Science Codex | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective in the long run. Inattention to this will only lead to greater challenges such as short-lived medicines and
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He knows what’s buggin’ ya | Arizona Daily Star

He knows what’s buggin’ ya | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA entomologists can identify pests and introduce you to new insects.
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Honey, Don’t Forget the Pollinators | Edible Baja Arizona

Honey, Don’t Forget the Pollinators | Edible Baja Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Go to the produce section in any Whole Foods, AJ’s, or Sprouts in the Tucson area, and at least 237 of the 453 fruits and vegetables found there were brought to you by a now-imperiled fleet of flying pollinators. While scientists and farmers in Baja Arizona were among the first in the country to sound the alarm about pollinator declines, they are also leading the way in on-farm pollinator recovery that may ultimately ensure our own food security.


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Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press

Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Big-eyed bugs are predator insects whose large eyes provide a wide field of vision and boost the ability to locate prey.
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