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Motoring Q&A: You’ll need 4 new tires for AWD

Motoring Q&A: You’ll need 4 new tires for AWD

Q: I just read your article “Wrong tire size is not a solution,” where you advised that tires should all be the same size on a Jeep Liberty. I recently blew a tire on my 2011 VW Touareg and had to purchase four new tires because tire stores said they couldn’t sell me just one tire due to the…

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Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

Twenty years ago, scientists at the University of Arizona began studying guayule, a small desert shrub farmed as a source of natural rubber.

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Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

University of Arizona professor Dennis Ray shows guayule bushes at the UA agriculture center. The UA was awarded a $3 million, five-year grant by Phoenix-based Yulex Corp. focused on developing guayule for production.

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Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

Tucson tech: Desert shrub guayule may be new major source of natural rubber

The latex produced in scruffy-looking guayule's bark doesn't contain the proteins that makes people allergic to common natural latex.

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N.C. tire dealer to open Tucson warehouse

A North Carolina-based tire distributor plans to build a warehouse operation in Tucson that will employ 30 people, a local economic-development agency says.

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Pima County urging drivers to check tire pressure

Spending five minutes a month on one simple task will help drivers save money, lives and the environment.

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