Science and Innovation

Researchers are using this information to learn more about the current drought and how much precipitation it would take to quench a thirsty state.
July 31, 2015
When someone says “once in a blue moon,” it usually means something rarely happens. But when the second full moon of July appears this Friday, it will be neither blue nor all that rare.
July 29, 2015
Pronghorn antelope are native to the American West — but the landscape they roam is increasingly fraught with peril.
July 31, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has reported the first bighorn sheep death in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson since last year.
July 31, 2015
The Wilderness Society has published a searchable map where you can find parks and recreational areas that are supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), including nearly 40 Arizona sites.
July 31, 2015
Before students can attend their first day of kindergarten, parents are required to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccines.
July 30, 2015
A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. It was requested by a coalition of environmental and community groups which had filed a suit against the planned South Mountain Freeway.
July 30, 2015
The Sonoran pronghorn is light, fast and adapted for life in the desert, but just over a decade ago they were all but wiped out due to a severe drought. Now, efforts to help the endangered animal make a comeback are proving successful.
July 29, 2015
An environmental advocacy group has ranked Saguaro National Park as one of the country’s worst when it comes to air pollution.
July 29, 2015
Even if the drought lets up in the next couple years, Arizona is still facing a long-term water shortage.
July 28, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service must reexamine a plan for allowing cattle to graze near Fossil Creek on the Coconino National Forest. A court has ruled the current plan jeopardizes habitat for the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.
July 28, 2015
Forecasters are predicting strong El Nino conditions into the new year, which could mean more precipitation for Arizona and surrounding states.
July 28, 2015
Multiple fires have burned across the state this year. Many of those have been caused by lighting which land managers have allowed to burn as contained fires.
July 28, 2015