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Plants Will Help Revitalize Mining Town

BY MICHAELA WEBB

Rust-colored hills rise above the town. They’ve been there for decades but, strangely, are devoid of plant life. On windy days, fine particles lift from their surface and hang suspended around the homes and gardens of the nearby town like fog. On days like these, residents are warned not to go outside. Continue reading “Plants Will Help Revitalize Mining Town”

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Sequencing the Saguaro

BY RACHEL WEHR

A house finch perches on top of a saguaro in Saguaro National Park East. The sparrow is commonly found throughout the park. (Photography by Michael Evans)
A house finch perches on top of a saguaro in Saguaro National Park East. The sparrow is commonly found throughout the park. (Photography by Michael Evans)

It’s tall. It’s iconic. Its image is likely to be in every Mexican restaurant in Southern Arizona. Continue reading “Sequencing the Saguaro”

Arizona’s Duel Dilemma: Heat and water

BY MIKAYLA MACE

Feeding ten billion people by the end of the century is going to be one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The world must double its food supply by 2035 to feed a booming population.

Continue reading “Arizona’s Duel Dilemma: Heat and water”

First Caribbean Lab-Bred Corals Have Babies

BY NOHELY REYES

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Photograph by Nohely Reyes

The sweet, succulent taste of a well-cooked lobster pleases your palate. It’s delightful, but this meal wouldn’t have been possible without corals.

Continue reading “First Caribbean Lab-Bred Corals Have Babies”

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