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Hughes Federal Credit Union working with University of Arizona® Take Charge Cats to raise money for youth financial education - CUInsight

Hughes Federal Credit Union is participating in the second annual Love My Credit Union® Campaign, a video contest that awards tens of thousands of dollars to charities nationwide based upon votes from consumers. This year, Hughes has teamed with the University of Arizona® Take Charge Cats to help raise money for their youth financial education …
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Documentary Plumbs the Future of Western Water, Blends Optimism With Caution

Documentary Plumbs the Future of Western Water, Blends Optimism With Caution | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Filmmakers find that no state is an island; they're bound together by water -- and must cooperate to find solutions.
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Colorado River Delta Flows Help Birds, Plants, Groundwater

Colorado River Delta Flows Help Birds, Plants, Groundwater | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
nute 319 is the 2012 addition to the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty that authorized environmental flows of water into the Colorado River Delta from 2013 to 2017.

Birdlife responded to the post-flood burgeoning of vegetation, and bird diversity is still higher than before, the monitoring team reports. Migratory waterbirds, nesting waterbirds and nesting riparian birds all increased in abundance.

Upstream dams and water diversions for farms and cities in both countries have dried up most of the river south of the border. With the exception of a few wet years, the river has not reached the Gulf of California since 1960.

"This is the first time environmental water has ever been delivered across an international boundary." said Eloise Kendy, a senior freshwater scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s North America Water Program.

"The level of collaboration was really unprecedented — from two national governments to the individual farmers whose irrigation canals were used for some of the water deliv
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Wildlife officials consider killing bear near Tucson

TUCSON - Wildlife officials are considering what to do with a nuisance bear in the Santa Rita Mountains that reportedly charged within 10 feet of hikers.
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Monsanto to build conventional, GMO corn germplasm greenhouse in Arizona

Monsanto to build conventional, GMO corn germplasm greenhouse in Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Monsanto has purchased 155 acres of farmland, part of the long-established Kai Family Farm in Marana, where the 30-foot-tall greenhouse will be housed along with ancillary facilities and traditional ground production.
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Giant crop scanner turning heads

Giant crop scanner turning heads | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over a tract the length of
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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Monsanto to build conventional, GMO corn germplasm greenhouse in Arizona

Monsanto to build conventional, GMO corn germplasm greenhouse in Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Monsanto has purchased 155 acres of farmland, part of the long-established Kai Family Farm in Marana, where the 30-foot-tall greenhouse will be housed along with ancillary facilities and traditional ground production.
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Professor: Farmers are not to blame for shortages | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Professor: Farmers are not to blame for shortages | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON — A University of Arizona professor believes there is an important story being overlooked in the media’s coverage of an ongoing drought across the Southwest.
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GWP presents movie night, take two

GWP presents movie night, take two | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SAFFORD — A technology failure led to a canceled film screening back in August, but the Gila Watershed Partnership is ready to try again.
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How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects | UANews

How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When a child's family members experience stress related to ethnic discrimination and the process of adapting to a new culture, the child's behavior and academics may suffer as a result, according to a new study.
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I'll Bee There for You: Do Insects Feel Emotions? | Scientific American

I'll Bee There for You: Do Insects Feel Emotions? | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
These winged pollinators appear to have emotions, but it’s an open question whether they subjectively experience feelings
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Spring Starting Earlier in 75% of National Parks Studied | UANews

Spring Starting Earlier in 75% of National Parks Studied | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
National parks in Arizona and across the country are seeing earlier springs driven by climate change, according to new research conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Arizona, the United States Geological Survey and the National Park Service. Compared with historical average conditions, the change is happening earlier in three out of every four parks examined, and more than half the parks included in the analysis are experiencing extreme early onsets of spring. 
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Webinar tomorrow with Sharon Megdal, Jay Lund, and me - jfleck at inkstain

Webinar tomorrow with Sharon Megdal, Jay Lund, and me - jfleck at inkstain | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The  folks at the Security and Sustainability Forum are doing a webinar tomorrow around some of the issues in my book, about water governance, resilience, and sustainability. I am especially jazzed about the company – Sharon Megdal from the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and Jay Lund from the University of California Davis Center ...Continue reading ‘Webinar tomorrow with Sharon Megdal, Jay Lund, and me’ »
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Donation expands Tucson Mountain Park by 65 acres

Donation expands Tucson Mountain Park by 65 acres | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The property is southwest of West 36th Street and South La Cholla Boulevard.
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The 5-second rule is dead, but your keyboard is dirtier than the floor

The 5-second rule is dead, but your keyboard is dirtier than the floor | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s time to forget the five-second rule -- not just because it’s been debunked, but because the kitchen floor is the least of your worries when it comes germ contamination.
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University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center

University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The new health center will give UA students hands-on experience.
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Kids suffer when discrimination stresses out mom - Futurity

Kids suffer when discrimination stresses out mom - Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A study of Mexican-origin families finds discrimination takes a heavy toll on young mothers and their children.
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Ariz., Calif. cotton growers have good year, '17 optimism

Ariz., Calif. cotton growers have good year, '17 optimism | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's Randy Norton praises cotton seed companies for tremendous gains in germplasm. “The seed companies have raise the bar in terms of performance."
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A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads In Arizona | Farms.com

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads In Arizona | Farms.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over a tract the length of two football fields and moves along steel rails.

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Hydroponic-based organic growing methods threatened | The Packer

Hydroponic-based organic growing methods threatened | The Packer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A motion that will be considered in November by the National Organics Standards Board could cast doubt on the future use of hydroponic-grown organic produce.
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Joint STEM-NROTC program aims to familiarize students with geological technology

Willem Van Leeuwen
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Green Thumb: Palm trees for Sonoran Desert

Learn about the amazing varieties of palm trees living and thriving here in our Sonoran Desert region. Dr. Ursula Schuch from the University of Arizona’s School of Plant Sciences will
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Data Harvested Like Never Before | Ag Professional

In the dry desert air at the University of Arizona’s (UA) Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC), a massive robot is hovering over a 1.25-acre field of sorghum and gathering unprecedented amounts of crop data. Sliding along a 717' rail, a 30-ton steel gantry is hauling a host of sensors over the canopy and reaping a staggering harvest—5 terabytes of vital crop information each day.
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