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Five from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International

Five from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Five people from Santa Cruz County were honored for their dedication and commitment to provide research-based knowledge to the agricultural community during the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.
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Agricultural meteorologist predicts wet monsoon, winter in West | Western Farm Press

Agricultural meteorologist predicts wet monsoon, winter in West | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona agricultural meteorologist Paul Brown says current long-range weather forecasts suggest a warm weather bias this summer along with a possible above-normal monsoon precipitation followed by a potentially wet El Niño winter in the West.
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The Yarnell Disaster: What Caused the Deadliest Fire in 80 Years? | UANews

The Yarnell Disaster: What Caused the Deadliest Fire in 80 Years? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Last June, 19 firefighters lost their lives trying to control a blaze near Yarnell, Arizona—the highest death toll for firefighters battling a wildfire in this country since 1933. What went wrong? Is it time to reconsider our approach to fighting fire?
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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference
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Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to biotech cotton | Phys.org

Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to biotech cotton | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. Their findings, reported in the May 19 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, ...
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Melting Snow Won't Help AZ Rivers This Year, Forecast Says | Arizona Public Media

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture anticipates water will be well below normal levels as snow thaws despite average amounts of snowfall through much of the West Coast.
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Popular professor is retiring from UofA | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

One of the University of Arizona's most popular professors is retiring. Wednesday was James Knight's last day of teaching at the Tucson university.



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Ban on plastic biodegradable bags passes first vote | KITV (TV-Honolulu, HI)

Food retailers, suppliers and distributors say switching to paper bags will be more costly and would likely be passed onto consumers.
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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact | NPR

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact | NPR | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A report overseen by the government finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the study concludes, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.
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Could microbes be lying dormant on Mars? | Daily Mail (UK)

Could microbes be lying dormant on Mars? | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Theory, by scientists from Arizona and the Netherlands. is based on evidence that Mars was hit by a huge flood millions of years in which microbes were 'frozen' in time.
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These Are the 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home Kitchen | Epicurious

These Are the 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home Kitchen | Epicurious | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

People think that the bathroom is the dirtiest place in their house, says Cheryl Luptowski, a Home Safety Expert at the National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF International), an independent public health and environmental organization.

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Not Up the Creek...Yet | Tucson Weekly

Not Up the Creek...Yet | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Karl Flessa will tell you that it's not that hard to collect seashells. All it takes is a bucket. But the average beachcomber isn't bringing...
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Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to GM cotton | Ag Professional

An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants.
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Alternative Splicing and Highly Variable Cadherin Transcripts Associated with Field-Evolved Resistance of Pink Bollworm to Bt Cotton in India | PLOS ONE

Evolution of resistance by insect pests can reduce the benefits of insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that are used extensively in sprays and transgenic crops. Despite considerable knowledge of the genes conferring insect resistance to Bt toxins in laboratory-selected strains and in field populations exposed to Bt sprays, understanding of the genetic basis of field-evolved resistance to Bt crops remains limited. In particular, previous work has not identified the genes conferring resistance in any cases where field-evolved resistance has reduced the efficacy of a Bt crop.


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Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Insect Edition: Wings & Stings | National Geographic

Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Insect Edition: Wings & Stings | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Whether they’re singing, stinging, or splattering your windshield, insects are back for the summer season. Maybe that’s why readers wanted the buzz on bugs in this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions. We’ll start with this gnawing question: What insect has the worst bite? —Doug Rhodehamel via Facebook The person to ask is Justin Schmidt,…
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Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight? An App Might be the Answer | UANews

Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight? An App Might be the Answer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Ask a woman who smokes why she hasn't quit, and she might say, "I don't want to put on weight." Her concern is not unfounded. Women are more likely than men to gain weight when they stop smoking – five to 10 pounds, on average.

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These Are The 10 Dirtiest Spots In Your Home Kitchen | Huffington Post

Hidden germs like Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, plus mold and yeast* are lurking in your kitchen and have the potential to make you and your family very sick if you don't know where to look. Here, Lupotowski and University of Arizona-Tucson Professor and Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba (aka Dr. Germ -- his nickname, not ours) reveal the 10 dirtiest spots in the average home kitchen, plus expert advice on how to can banish germs.



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This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Get In A Hot Tub Again | Huffington Post

This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Get In A Hot Tub Again | Huffington Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With warmer spring days and cooler nights upon us, plus summer vacations (hopefully) in the not-too-distant future, it's officially hot tub season. (Not to mention The Bachelorette starts back up again on Monday, meaning a summer full of steamy hot t...
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Popular professor is retiring from UofA | Washington (DC) Times

One of the University of Arizona’s most popular professors is retiring. Wednesday was James Knight’s last day of teaching at the Tucson university.

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Popular professor is retiring from UofA | Arizona Daily Sun

One of the University of Arizona's most popular professors is retiring. Wednesday was James Knight's last day of teaching at the Tucson university.



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May 5 is Hand Hygiene Day—what you can do in your workplace | HR and Employment Law News

May 5 is Hand Hygiene Day—what you can do in your workplace | HR and Employment Law News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
May 5 is Hand Hygiene Day—what you can do in your workplace - Human resources News on Safety and Health
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Gene's Green Scene: Trees for Bees | Fort Lauderdale Forester (Blog)

Gene's Green Scene: Trees for Bees | Fort Lauderdale Forester (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

You've probably heard more buzz about bees than usual lately—from unexplained deaths en masse to faltering fruit crops in their absence. One thing you've probably learned is that bees are important (if not essential) components to multitudes of ecosystems around the world: particularly ones that produce much of our food.

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What's Up UA? - Scientists Discover Genetic Basis of Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton | Explorer News (Marana, AZ)

What's Up UA? - Scientists Discover Genetic Basis of Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton | Explorer News (Marana, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants.
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Pay Dirt: Demand Exceeds Supply for Compost Cats' Product | UANews

Pay Dirt: Demand Exceeds Supply for Compost Cats' Product | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Demand for the product made by Compost Cats, a University of Arizona student-run organization that turns food and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil, has outstripped supply.

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Four from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International

Four from SCC honored at extension centennial | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Four people from Santa Cruz County were honored for their dedication and commitment to provide research-based knowledge to the agricultural community during the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.
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