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Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse in Mojave Desert

Deserts globally have borne the brunt of warming and drying over the past 50 years.

Professor Investigating Effectiveness of Human Immune System

Janko Nikolich considers the body's defenses among its most powerful functions.

Giant Strainer Seeks to Clean Up Oceanic Garbage Patches

An Arizona researcher says it's only one approach to an dire problem that requires a variety of mitigation strategies.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

UA Cancer Center Delivers Data to Help Skin Cancer Patients

The study focuses on making the immune system respond to melanoma threats.

Nearly 2,500 Scientists Slam Trump's Planned Border Wall

The collective has called on the administration to follow environmental policies, and on Congress to step up action against proposals for more construction.

Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains

Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.

UA Researchers Looking for Genes Behind ALS

Studies expected to help scientists solve mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig's disease.

Scientists Discover Liquid Lake Under Mars Ice

Arizona researcher suggests it's the strongest evidence of liquid water so far.

Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data

Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

OSIRIS-REx Due To Begin Asteroid Operations Soon

UA scientists prepare for spacecraft's first photos of the asteroid Bennu.

Apollo 8 Flight Controller Recalls Landmark Mission 50 Years Ago

Charles Dietrich is among NASA heroes attending Tucson Spacefest this year.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Arizona-based Solar Firm Draws Drinking Water From Air

Says Southwestern skies contain enough water vapor to provide private supply

Separated & Reunited on the Border

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on the poaching of a male jaguar sighted in the Huachuca Mountains; meet Ciara Peterson, a Tucson girl who is a national champion at using braille.

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