Stories tagged: "Arizona State university"


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Phoenix Population Keeps Growing as Climate Danger Rises

New data shows that people keep flocking to communities like Phoenix where climate change makes life more uncomfortable and more precarious.

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Report Estimates Lake Powell Has 88% Chance of Falling Below Critical Level by August 2022

New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected.

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Ducey Lifted the Mask Order, But COVID Researchers and City Leaders Say It’s Too Soon

Although vaccines have shown to be effective against COVID-19 variants, experts say there is still the possibility of becoming infected or carrying the virus over to others. As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19...

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‘Fourth Wave’: As Mask Mandates Are Lifted, Arizona Health Researchers Urge COVID-19 Caution

Experts described Arizona’s vaccination efforts as a race against the spread of vaccine-resistant variants. Health researchers on Wednesday urged caution despite the state’s lifting of restrictions on businesses and government, echoing a federal warning of a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 if Arizonans become too complacent. Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute...

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A Year After First Case in Arizona, COVID-19 Is Now a Leading Killer

COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease.

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ASU Is Joining UA in a Historic Move to Unionize. Here’s What’s Next.

Organizers say they plan to address long-term concerns like job security, wages, benefits, and “increased state support for public higher education.”

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University Researchers Recommend 3-Week Shutdown, Mask Order

Without such steps, “it would be akin to facing a major forest fire without evacuation orders.” The coronavirus outbreak’s current surge will present Arizona with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate, university researchers said. Without...