Stories tagged: "university of arizona"


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9 Arizona Athletes Join Hundreds of Others in Opposing Abortion Law

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court challenging a new abortion law.

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High Monsoon Activity Leads to More Caterpillars in Arizona

There are more caterpillars in Arizona than in years past because of the increased rainfall this monsoon season.

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Inside the ‘Freezer Farms’ Where COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Stored at the University of Arizona

The university’s freezers can hold an average of 140,000 doses or approximately 1.6 million doses in total. The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Arizona earlier this month and began to be distributed across the state on Thursday, signaling a new phase in the fight against the virus.  Approximately 58,500 doses were initially distributed to Maricopa...

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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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Tropical Forests Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Which Means We Could Save Them

Tucson's BioDome2 is showing researchers that the rainforest can handle rising temperatures better than initially thought.

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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...

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Ducey Commits to Keeping State Open Despite Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The number of deaths reported daily in Arizona peaked in mid-July, when more than 90 COVID-19 related deaths were being recorded on a daily basis.