Arizona Science Desk

Reporting on science, technology and innovation in Arizona and the Southwest through a collaboration from Arizona NPR member stations. This project is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Southwestern agriculture experts are focused on a plant disease that threatens American lettuce fields. Researchers presented methods to combat the disease at a recent conference in Yuma. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

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Water levels in Lake Mead, which stores water for Arizona, California, and Nevada, have plunged in recent years.  If levels drop below a certain point, they trigger an official shortage.  But as Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports, the three states are trying to avoid that…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Efforts to protect the country's agricultural crops from pathogens and other threats requires some unusual practices.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports from the fields of Yuma...

Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

How to create a backyard oasis is the focus of a community program in Yuma. What began as an effort to help home gardeners has become a scientific resource for the community.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Data used to drive decisions about how to manage land and wildlife in the Southwest can come from unexpected sources. Whether counting birds or hunting them, people who enjoy the outdoors are contributing to the science of wildlife management. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

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