Arizona Science Desk

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Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A new analysis shows nearly two-thirds of Americans are experiencing an increased number of extreme heat days.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Children's Action Alliance

The deadline for Congress to re-fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which insures children from low-income families, passed two weeks ago with no action.  More than 23,000 Arizona children stand to lose coverage.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Some public toilets in America’s state and national parks have open ventilation pipes that wildlife often mistake for burrows. Many die trapped in outhouse basements.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Centers for Disease Control

The Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded $3 million to rural communities in eight states to reduce opioid overdoses.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

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