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NAU Study: Cities Have Unique Microbial Fingerprints

The microbial communities in offices are generally similar—as long as those offices are in the same city. But every city has its own microbial fingerprint, according to a study led…

Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska, face increased wildfire threat

Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday. …read more Source::…

Health Care Access Hard To Measure For Native Americans

Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a…

Moon Found Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Astronomers have found a tiny moon hidden behind the dwarf planet Makemake in the outer solar system. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff was part of the discovery team. …read more Source::…

US Fish And Wildlife Agrees To Deadline For Wolf Recovery Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The agency reached a settlement with environmentalists, Utah…

Arizona To License More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Arizona health officials are gearing up to award dozens of additional licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. The Department of Health Services says the exact number of licenses that will be…

Earth Notes: Ancient Traditions, Modern Needs

On contemporary maps, tribal peoples in the U.S. are closely identified with particular reservation lands. But long-standing ties to land connect Native tribes with a much broader network of places.…

House, Senate Preparing To Move On Budget Deal

The Arizona House and Senate are primed for rapid movement of a $9.58 billion budget package. The package of 14 bills was introduced in the Senate late Tuesday and the…

Budget Deal Includes Tax Cuts, Spending Boosts

A tentative agreement between Republican Senate and House leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey boosts spending in the coming budget year about $100 million above what Ducey wanted. …read more Source::…

Scott Thybony's Canyon Commentary: A Hundred Miles Of Dirt

KNAU commentator Scott Thybony has driven countless miles of dirt road in his quest to track down stories and adventures. His curiosity often lures him down some of Arizona’s worst…

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