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Ebola kills 5 co-authors of virus-mutation study

Ebola kills 5 co-authors of virus-mutation study

Underlining the immense risks taken by those working in West Africa to understand and combat the worsening Ebola outbreak, five co-authors of an important new Ebola study were killed by the virus before their research was published.

August 29, 2014 12:42 pmLoading…
Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

August 28, 2014 12:13 pmLoading…
Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

August 21, 2014 1:35 pmLoading…
Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

ASU's Charles Arntzen pioneered the plant biotechnology that led to an Ebola treatment.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

July 18, 2014 9:30 pm Related Loading…
Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Musicians Ron Pandy and Stefan George will get the PAWty meowing. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Cactus comes to life with beautiful blooms once a year.

July 07, 2014 5:51 pmLoading…

Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

UA grad student looks at how arguing affects long-term health.

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Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…
Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo. 

June 25, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosted another community vaccination clinic last weekend — with free distemper vaccinations in an effort to protect the community’s dogs from the deadly distemper virus.

June 24, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…
'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

Want a portrait of your pet illustrated by Chris Gall? It could happen.

June 17, 2014 7:40 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

I am finding kissing bugs in my house. Is there any way to prevent them from getting in and biting us?

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

May 23, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

No bighorns are known to have died in Catalina Mountains in past month

Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.

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Tucsonan leads effort to put GMO food labeling on ballot

PHOENIX – With no funding and facing a July deadline to gather 173,000 signatures, a Tucson man is out to require labels telling consumers whether food products are genetically engineered or made with genetically engineered ingredients.

March 28, 2014 7:11 pmLoading…
Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans who say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries are targeting a gray-wolf recovery program with bills that allow livestock owners to shoot the wolves while also directing the Legislature to consider banning conservation efforts.

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Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.

March 10, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…

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Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Mountain lions that kill bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains will now be tracked and killed by state-sponsored hunters only in a portion of the Catalinas rather than throughout the range, wildlife officials said Friday.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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