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A virus can spread around an entire building within just hours of contaminating one surface | The Independent (UK)

A virus can spread around an entire building within just hours of contaminating one surface | The Independent (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A virus can spread around a whole building within two hours of coming into contact with just one surface, a new study has found.
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How quickly viruses can contaminate buildings and how to stop them | Science Codex

Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2 to 4 hours, the virus could be detected on 40 to
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Treating the landscape with fire | Arizona Daily Star

Treating the landscape with fire | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most of the land burned in Arizona wildfires this year was managed.
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Bee-utiful Research: Experts Working To Improve Health Of Key Agricultural Pollinator | Before It's News

While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role...

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Attack Germ Hot Spots Before Cold And Flu Season | Clean Link

Statistically, people don’t practice proper hand hygiene on a consistent basis. This leaves high-touched surfaces riddled with germs and the potential for cross-contamination high. In fact, the germ counts on certain surfaces might surprise even the most educated custodial professional.

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In the Parching West, It's Beginning to Feel like 1159 | New York (NY) Times

To find a similar period of Western drought to the current recent span, you’d have to go back to 1159.
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Because water is both priceless and free, defining its value is a paradox | AZ Capitol Times

Because water is both priceless and free, defining its value is a paradox | AZ Capitol Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Increased awareness of water scarcity at a global scale has driven efforts to establish a common definition of water’s value. Calls to price water based on its “real value” encounter the problem that there exists no generally accepted formula to determine such a value.
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Southwest US: Ground Zero for Climate Change | Beacon

Southwest US: Ground Zero for Climate Change | Beacon | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Southwest is the most unrelentingly hot and dry region in the United States. Future predictions—of increased fires, drought and floods—border on biblical. Gregg Garfin is a climatologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a coordinating lead author for the Southwest-region chapter of the National Climate Assessment, released in May. In this Q&A, he reflects on the dire situation, his “apocaloptimist” nature and the bright spots he sees on the horizon.
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Incognito caterpillar threatens US borders | Nature

Incognito caterpillar threatens US borders | Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Faster identification could help officials protect the country's crops from invasive Old World bollworm.

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University of Arizona Receives $9 Million for Veterinary Program | Philanthropy News Digest

The gift from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will help establish the first public veterinary medical and surgical program in the state....
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5 things that are germier than a toilet seat | Fox News

5 things that are germier than a toilet seat | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here's a disgusting fact: Fecal matter is everywhere.
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Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit

Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.
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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | Yuma News Now

Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.

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How to Construct a Canyon | Green Building and Design Magazine

How to Construct a Canyon | Green Building and Design Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Slot canyons—narrow, undulating passages through desert rock characterized by horizontal strata of petrified sediment cut by the flow of water over time—have inspired us in many great ways. Georgia O’Keeffe painted them. James Franco got caught in one (in the movie 127 Hours, a true life story). And now the University of Arizona (UA) is building something quite like one on its campus in downtown Tucson.

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UA rain harvesting system designed to prevent flooding | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

When it rains, the University of Arizona does its best to catch every drop it can. For the past 20 years, the campus' rain harvesting system has evolved into countless systems that drain storm runoff from the streets into various landscaping throughout campus.UA Planning, Construction and Design's Campus Planner Grant McCormick said the systems help prevent flooding on campus and send precious water to areas that need watering. "It helps with plants, it helps with storm water runoff, it helps...
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Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | OK4me2 (Blog)

Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | OK4me2 (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.

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Bee-utiful Research: Experts Working To Improve Health Of Key Agricultural Pollinator | Crypto Zoology News (Blog)

While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.

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Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson | Arizona Public Media

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.
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How my mother's depression shaped my whole life | Arizona Daily Star

I don't have a single memory of my mother smiling when I was young. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.

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UA Provost Takes a Look at Upcoming School Year | Arizona Public Media

Talks new policies, record-breaking enrollment, what exactly a provost does; Comrie at university since early '90s.
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California's 100-year drought | USA Today

California's 100-year drought | USA Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
California is now in the third year of one of the state's worst droughts in the past century, one that's led to fierce wildfires, looming water shortages, and potentially staggering agricultural losses.
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Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity

Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have unraveled the rapeseed genome, which could lead to better canola oil or less bitter versions of vegetables like broccoli.
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$9M Gift Brings UA Veterinary School to Life | Arizona Public Media

Funding will support scholarships, enable school to open learning facilities; classes to start fall 2015.
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How my mother’s depression shaped my whole life | Washington (DC) Post

When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don’t have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.



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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

"Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets," says Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, an adjunct professor in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona and a research leader at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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