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California to test solar panels over irrigation canals to save water, boost electricity output

A pilot project in California’s lush Central Valley looks to save water and increase energy efficiency by building solar-panel canopies over existing canals - but such a solution is impractical in Arizona, where costs would be too high and the savings too low.... Read more»0

With travel mandate lifted, 'one-way maskers' & the chronically ill worry about their safety

About 45% of Americans surveyed in April said it’s too early to end the mask mandate on federal transportation, and with the current increase in COVID-19 cases, healthy people are masking up to help those that are more susceptible to catching the virus.... Read more»0

Pregnant women aren’t getting COVID vaccine; Arizona health providers worry

A CDC study found that pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have a 70% greater chance of dying than symptomatic people who aren’t pregnant - yet despite the risks, as of Dec. 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated.... Read more»0