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Monsoon madness: You say dust storm, I say haboob

Not all dust storms are haboobs, but all haboobs are dust storms. And the monsoon is a season — a storm is a chubasco.... Read more»

Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

A new app opens the door to a range of exhibitions in D.C. devoted to Native American history, which may tourists had previously had to hunt for among the city's myriad museums.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback is not the end of the world ... just habitats

When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, don't cry for the species. Fear for their homelands. The battle of environmental regulations is being fought to save the habitat.... Read more»1

Vulnerable Az communities adapting to ever-present threat of wildfires

Learning to live fire-wise is a cause for celebration in areas that are vulnerable to wildfires. Especially in the White Mountains town of Pinetop, which is becoming one of the country’s next fire-adapted communities.... Read more»

Analysis

Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

On May 20, federal officials and leaders from seven states signed the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, a sweeping new water management agreement for this arid region.... Read more»

Failure to launch? Vector ousts Tucson CEO; rocket firm locks out employees

Vector Launch, a Tucson-based small rocket company, dropped CEO Jim Cantrell on Friday, locking the doors of its three offices around the country and cited financial issues in "undertaking a pause in operations."... Read more»1

Drugmakers master rolling out their own generics to stifle competition

A loophole in federal law allows drug companies to create their own generic drugs, snuffing out competition and costing consumers billions of dollars... Read more»

Enviros seek to block border wall construction affecting 3 Arizona wildlife refuges

Environmental groups asked for an injunction to block new 30-foot high border barriers in three federal protected wildlife refuges in Southern Arizona, including a project across the state's "last free-flowing river," and another that would sever a binational wildlife refuge. ... Read more»

Courts reject environmental lawsuit to block Navajo coal mine expansion

A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because it is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.... Read more»

Alcohol causes cancer? Should bottles and cans come with a warning label?

There is a broad scientific consensus that alcohol is a carcinogen, and that even moderate drinking increases one’s chances of getting cancer. But surveys show that most Americans remain unaware of that fact.... Read more»

Unpacking Biden’s and Trump’s big cancer promises

On the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have both claimed that a cure to cancer would soon become a reality — if they were elected in 2020. Experts, however, don’t share that degree of optimism. ... Read more»

'Like the chain saw': Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires – The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.... Read more»

Ant antibiotics: Could ASU research lead to human applications?

A recent Arizona State University study has shed new light on antibiotics produced by ants, and the lead author thinks the work could be applied to improving human health.... Read more»

Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas 'in jeopardy,' lawmakers told

The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

Happy when it rains... A monsoon tunes playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs across much of Tucson. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»1

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