The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded almost $600,000 in grants to an Arizona university for bug research. About $330,000 is going to study how a soil steaming device could lower the use of pesticides on lettuce crops.
Phoenix wants to be a leading “smart region,” a place where innovations would be used and developed. But it also wants to attract global tech businesses and entrepreneurs with a new strategy — especially those from Latin America.
The Department of the Interior is proposing to double the price of admission to nearly 20 of the most popular national parks. The public commenting period had been slated to end Thanksgiving Day, but it’s been pushed back.
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Christmas traditionally seems to be the holiday when families are more likely to go to the movies and catch a new film, or search Netflix, or just load up the DVD player with an old favorite. And there are a lot of Christmas movies that come to mind. But what about Thanksgiving?
The effects of climate change are already considered to be far-reaching, with unique weather patterns probably being the most obvious. But one scientist said it’s also leading to problems in the food we grow.
Americans waste a lot of food — by some estimates, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year. But researchers from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business are using tech to try to reduce that number.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Arizona is one of the largest food banks in the United States. They take in 2.5 million pounds of food every year through food drives. About 40 percent of that supply comes in during November and December.
This time of year, many people want to give thanks by giving their time to those in need. This can leave organizations with hundreds of extra helping hands on Thanksgiving asking, "What do we do with everyone?"
"Only the Brave," the dramatization of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, opened this weekend. Their deaths were due in part to being cut off from their escape route.
After hearing about the behind-the-scenes of “Only the Brave,” maybe you’d like to know how if it’s actually any good. Rafer (RAY-fer) Guzman with host Todd Zwillich at our partner The Takeaway has his review.
If your holiday weekend includes some big meals, here’s something to chew on: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only one in ten Americans eat the right amount of fruits or vegetables. In Arizona, we do a little better.
In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat.