Arizona Science Desk

ARIZONA SCIENCE DESK

Latter-Day Saints Leaders Urge Utah To Get Vaccinated
Arizona is still in the lower end of residents who have achieved that designation. But our neighbor to the north — Utah — has an even lower percentage. Erin Alberty is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. The Show spoke with her to learn about vaccinations and the Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Sept. 7, 2021
Scientists Studying Saturns Moon Get A Surprise
One of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, features plumes of water erupting from its South Pole, like geysers. Years after the Voyager missions, the Cassini probe did a fly-by through these plumes and took samples of what was in them; some of what researchers found in those samples was surprising.
Sept. 7, 2021
CDC: Gaps In Non-COVID-19 Vaccinations Worsened By Pandemic
The CDC recommends a handful of vaccinations for 11- and 12-year-olds, along with catch-up and booster inoculations for teens over 15. But gaps remain, and the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed progress toward closing them.
Sept. 6, 2021
Joint Editorial In Health Journals: Climate Cant Wait For Pandemic
A joint editorial published across more than 200 prestigious medical and public health journals says the world cannot wait for the present pandemic to resolve before confronting a looming, and far worse, health challenge: irreversible climate change.
Sept. 6, 2021
Projects On Colorado Keep Coming Despite Shortage
The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared a water shortage on the Colorado River, but that hasn’t stopped states from proposing new water projects. Just about every drop on the Colorado River is accounted for. But climate change has reduced the amount of water in the system.
Sept. 6, 2021
2021 Monsoon Season Is Second Wettest In 30 Years
September is the last official month of the monsoon season. In between 110 degree days, this summer was one of the wettest on record all throughout Arizona.
Sept. 5, 2021
Fish And Wildlife Rejects Proposal To Shrink Jaguar Habitat Near Tucson
Federal regulators on Friday rejected a mining company’s request to reduce the size of a habitat for endangered jaguars in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. Hudbay Minerals petitioned the removal of 50,000 acres of land, which would contain the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine.
Sept. 5, 2021
Rates Of Kids, Teens In ERs For COVID-19 Surge
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows cases of children and teens requiring serious medical care for COVID-19 climbed significantly this summer, especially in states with low vaccination rates.
Sept. 3, 2021
Monsoon Stories: Phoenixs Water Past, Present, Future
In this episode of KJZZ's Monsoon Stories, The Show dives into urban water — and how monsoon rains can help, or hurt, our city’s ability to grow in the future.
Sept. 3, 2021
Maricopa County Seeing Increase In West Nile Virus Cases
Maricopa County officials are seeing a significant increase in West Nile virus cases. Last year, three human cases of West Nile virus and one death were recorded in the county, said Department of Public Health epidemiologist Melissa Kretschmer.
Sept. 2, 2021
PG&E To Bury Power Lines To Reduce Wildfire Risk
PG&E said it plans to bury around 10,000 miles of power lines. The utility said it’s the “largest effort in the U.S. to underground power lines as a wildfire risk reduction measure.”
Sept. 2, 2021
Snake Born At Zoo Through Rare Asexual Reproduction
The Phoenix Zoo has welcomed a new baby that’s getting a lot of attention. The zoo has a new baby Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor that was born through the process of parthenogenesis, a type of asexual reproduction.
Sept. 2, 2021
Author Tracks Waters Influence On Humanity In New Book
In his new book, "Water: A Biography," Giulio Boccaletti attempts to tell the history of water from ancient times to the present and how influential it has been — and continues to be.
Sept. 2, 2021
UA Researchers May Have Way To Help Sickest COVID-19 Patients
Researchers at the University of Arizona say they may have discovered what could be a key factor in determining how sick COVID-19 patients get and ultimately whether they survive their illness.
Sept. 2, 2021
AZ Pediatrician: Kids Are Getting Sicker From COVID-19
Glendale pediatrician Dr. Jason Vargas said he’s worried about “an alarming increase” in the proportion of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in young adults and children.
Sept. 2, 2021
How Phoenixs New Wi-Fi Canopy Delivers Internet To Students
Starting this week, the first 250,000 families in the Phoenix Union High School District and its feeder schools will get connected to what’s being called the Phoenix Digital Education Connection Canopy — a project aiming to bring internet to Phoenix-area students, thus eliminating a digital divide.
Sept. 2, 2021
Arizona Sports Concussion Program Reaches 1M Students
A decade ago, Barrow Neurological Institute teamed up with the Arizona Interscholastic Association and the Arizona Cardinals to create a landmark concussion education program for high school athletes. Since then, Barrow Brainbook has reached more than 1 million young Arizonans.
Sept. 2, 2021
Carmona Tailoring AZ Vaccine Message To Diverse Communities
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona has been brought on board as a senior advisor to the governor on emergency health preparedness. The Show with him to hear his take on getting more people vaccinated.
Sept. 1, 2021
Judge Tosses Trump Rollback Of Clean Water Safeguards
A federal judge has thrown out a Trump-era rule that ended federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways and left them vulnerable to pollution from nearby development.
Sept. 1, 2021
Phoenix Deploys A Wi-Fi Canopy To Close The Digital Divide For Students
Phoenix says it’s found a long-term solution to close the digital divide for students. Today three school districts — Alhambra Elementary, Cartwright Elementary and Phoenix Union High School — will become the first to benefit.
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Sept. 1, 2021

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