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UA Scientists Play Crucial Role in Saving America's Most Iconic Butterfly | UANews

UA Scientists Play Crucial Role in Saving America's Most Iconic Butterfly | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona researchers are playing a leading role in an unprecedented effort to save America's most iconic butterfly, the monarch. Due to loss of habitat for milkweed – the sole food plant of the caterpillars – populations of this important pollinator have plummeted in recent years, leaving the monarch in dire straits.

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Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women | ABC 15 (TV-Phoenix AZ)

Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests.
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Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women | CNNBlog

Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women | CNNBlog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at 3,237 patients with suspected or established heart disease who were undergoing coronary angiography – a medical procedure used to diagnose...
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Arizona Cities Could Face Cutbacks in Water From Colorado River, Officials Say | New York (NY) Times

The warning comes as the federal Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Lake Mead will fall next month to a level not seen since the lake was first filled in 1938.
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Super-gross things you do without thinking about it | Fox News

Many people are unknowingly engaging in risky activities, doing seemingly normal things that are actually far nastier than they think.
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UA hydroponic greenhouse leading way to sustainable urban farming | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

UA hydroponic greenhouse leading way to sustainable urban farming | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine anything could grow sustainably in the Arizona desert this time of year, that is, until you step foot inside a hydroponic greenhouse.The UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
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Publicity woes beset Churchill Downs | The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Publicity woes beset Churchill Downs | The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As California Chrome boosts thoroughbred racing's profile in his quest for the Triple Crown, Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. is working to maintain its own profile in the wake of a string of public relations nightmares.



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Bohmfalk keynotes, honored at Cooperative Extension centennial | Douglas (AZ) Dispatch

Bohmfalk keynotes, honored at Cooperative Extension centennial | Douglas (AZ) Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Douglas native and business owner, Gerry Bohmfalk, Ph.D., was honored May 8 at a centennial celebration held at the University of Arizona’s CampusAgriculturalCenter in Tucson.
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How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'? | New Republic Magazine

How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'? | New Republic Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.  Experienced entomologists can manipulate cockroaches’ behavior to some degree by adjusting factors like the temperature, odor, and amount of light in their environment.

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Imperial Valley vegetable grower dies | The Packer

Imperial Valley vegetable grower dies | The Packer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jon Vessey, owner and president of Holtville, Calif.-based Vessey & Co. Inc., died June 7. He was 70.
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AZ Week: State Wine Industry Blooming | Arizona Public Media

AZ Week: State Wine Industry Blooming | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Anne Rancone and Robert Carlson live in different towns, but the two have a lot in common. Both moved to Arizona from California, and both made the move to take on a new career challenge. Rancone and Carlson are wine makers, part of a rapidly growing industry in the state.

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CSA News Magazine - Article | Crop Science Society of America

CSA News Magazine - Article | Crop Science Society of America | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) in health-care environments is a hot topic, garnering considerable media coverage. Public attention has focused on a diversity of issues related to ABR, from the development of superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to speculation about the overuse of biocides like triclosan in hand soaps. A report published in 2000 by the World Health Organization (WHO) identified ABR as one of the most critical human health challenges of the 21st century. The report observed that more than two million Americans are infected each year with resistant pathogens and 14,000 die as a result.

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What bug can give even an entomologist the creeps? | Arizona Daily Star

What bug can give even an entomologist the creeps? | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A Q&A with urban horticulture agent — and insect expert — Peter Warren.
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Ask the Garden Sage | Arizona Daily Star

Ask the Garden Sage | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing fava beans, trimming bird of paradise and watering mature citrus trees
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How L.A. Zoo cares for a 360-pound gorilla who won't take his medicine | Los Angeles (CA) Times

How L.A. Zoo cares for a 360-pound gorilla who won't take his medicine | Los Angeles (CA) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Veterinarian Cindy Stadler carefully pushed a 2-foot-long plastic breathing tube down the 360-pound gorilla’s throat after he’d been sedated in preparation for a medical exam Thursday at the Los Angeles Zoo.
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Global Experts in Antibiotic Resistance to Attend Workshop at UA | UANews

Global Experts in Antibiotic Resistance to Attend Workshop at UA | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Antibiotic resistance in humans is a growing health concern, and scientists are now looking at how water and soil in the environment might contribute to people becoming immune to life-saving antibiotics.

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UA uses lunar greenhouse to find sustainability solution on Earth | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA uses lunar greenhouse to find sustainability solution on Earth | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA scientists have created a lunar greenhouse, an idea that could one day allow people to live on the moon or Mars.

For now, it serves as a tool UA scientists hope to use to educate the world on the challenges facing the human race.
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Innovative research focuses on family role of overlooked dads | PBS NewsHour

Innovative research focuses on family role of overlooked dads | PBS NewsHour | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Psychologists often focus on role of mothers in children’s development. Writer Paul Raeburn asks: when it comes to raising children, what does dad have to do with it?
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President Hart Pushes Bold Goals – Never Settle Strategic Plan Sweeps Across UA | BizTucson

President Hart Pushes Bold Goals – Never Settle Strategic Plan Sweeps Across UA | BizTucson | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As Ann Weaver Hart leads the region’s largest public employer into the future, she envisions the University of Arizona as a mighty economic engine – one that partners with industry in innovation powerful enough to change the world.

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Study aims to track WS River recreation | Hood River (OR) News

A University of Arizona study to be conducted throughout this summer will try to map the use of the White Salmon River by rafters and kayakers.
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US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High | Arizona Public Media

US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Vivianna Pardini was 15 years old when she got pregnant. Three months into her pregnancy, she heard about Marana High School's Teenage Parent Program, or TAPP.

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Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says | US News and World Report

Teenage bullies and their victims are more likely to carry weapons than kids not involved in these abusive relationships, according to a new research review. With school shootings a concern across the United States, the findings -- culled from 45 previously published studies -- put a spotlight on the potential link between bullying and subsequent violence, experts said.



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Lucky 7 key to alfalfa success, human existence | Western Farm Press

Lucky 7 key to alfalfa success, human existence | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The number seven is a lucky and essential number – not only for the western alfalfa industry but also for human existence.

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Spray of hope | InMaricopa.com

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MUSD employee wins award for fighting pests in environmentally-friendly way

Dan Vezie wants every student in the Maricopa Unified School District to be safe.

The district works hard to keep students safe from strangers and injuries as they go about their school day: For Vezie, it’s the less obvious dangers he combats.

Dangers like chemicals, and pests.

“Some kids are allergic to certain things. Kids are young, more vulnerable than we are,” Vezie said. “We do our best to have a healthy environment for kids and staff to thrive in.”

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U of A Cooperative Extension observes 100 years of serving Arizonans | Yuma Sun

U of A Cooperative Extension observes 100 years of serving Arizonans | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has a rich history of serving the state’s residents through programs designed to support agriculture, business, community health, the local economy and youth development.
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