Science and Innovation

Climate change has been increasing temperatures across the Southwest for years now, and research suggests it may be slowing down cold-blooded desert dwellers.
May 21, 2015
How healthy is the food advertised to kids? That question is the subject of a new report -- and some controversy.
May 21, 2015
As police departments nationwide move forward with body camera programs, they may find a lack of peer-reviewed information on how to implement them. Researchers from Arizona State University are hoping to fill that void.
May 20, 2015
We did some urban scorpion scouting — and killing — in Phoenix and spoke with entomologist Dawn Gouge and the scorpion hunter Kelly Walterscheid.
May 22, 2015
New research shows that regardless of how sunny or cloudy the place you live, you’re probably not reaching into the medicine cabinet for sunscreen.
May 21, 2015
Federal authorities say a Mexican gray wolf has been shot and killed in southwestern New Mexico after it was exhibiting escalating nuisance behavior.
May 21, 2015
Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other racial or ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. But many tribal police have been overwhelmed by a new crop of heroin.
May 20, 2015
A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico. It’s the first new strain to be found in the United States in several years.
May 19, 2015
Downtown Phoenix will soon get a new health complex. The complex would be an expansion of the existing biomedical campus, which the city estimates is providing a $1.3 billion economic impact to the community.
May 19, 2015
A coalition of environmental and community organizations have filed a lawsuit to stop construction of the South Mountain freeway. The suit was filed against the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
May 19, 2015
Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
May 19, 2015
Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.
May 19, 2015
As the West gets hotter and water is more scarce, generating electricity will become more difficult. Along with hydropower, many power plants using fossil fuels also require water, an issue in a severe drought.
May 18, 2015