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Jared Abraham / Aqua Geo Frameworks

The Bureau of Reclamation is charged with managing water—an important job in Yuma, where irrigation is key to the area’s agriculture industry. The Bureau’s Yuma Office recently conducted surveys to better understand the region’s groundwater.

Craig S. Fry / Arizona Western College

A former NASA astronaut came to Arizona Western College in Yuma recently to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM. The presentation revealed how tough a career in the sciences can be. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

If Yuma County is prepared for the Zika virus, it’s due in part to county officials’ experience with another mosquito-borne illness in 2014. With the first travel-related case of Zika confirmed in the county, how does that experience help them now?

Dr. Taly Dawn Drezner / York University

A Canadian scientist is exploring the link between historical volcanic activity and the saguaro cactus population of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge near Yuma. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Veteran's Neurological Research Center

16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050.  Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people.  In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different—a self-contained "dementia village." 

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