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UA researcher investigating chemicals used in firefighting foam

Reyes Sierra-Alvarez is working on methods to absorb a contaminant discovered in groundwater.

How much water is in the San Pedro? Every year, volunteers seek to find out

More than 100 volunteers spent last weekend tracking the presence of intermittent water in the river.

Bat night at the Mission Garden

Also: A new facility in Nogales, Sonora to help migrants following the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy; and strangers find common ground with "One Small Step".

Saturn's rings, moons raise questions about solar system, water origins

A discovery could prompt a rethinking of how the solar system formed.

UA storm watchers predict active hurricane season

Annual forecast model shows Atlantic conditions similar to dangerous 2017.

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

UA researchers dating ancient volcanic eruption using tree rings

The tree rings can help them understand more about the explosion of a volcano thousands of years ago.

High-altitude balloon company World View completes 16-day flight

The Tucson-based company plans on marketing its balloon service next year.

Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration

The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.

UA study of language disorder could aid early dementia detection

The research looks at primary progressive aphasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a gradual decline in language abilities.

Grand Canyon fossil footprints reveal early desert dwelling animals

Fossil footprints survive as evidence of the animal occupants of a Northern Arizona desert of dunes that existed before the age of dinosaurs.

Project tracing earth changes to introduce plants into its landscapes

The Landscape Evolution Observatory experiment at Biosphere 2 observes changes to natural landscapes in a controlled environment.

Researcher: Snakes holding steady against Tucson sprawl

A UA scientist is studying the impact of urban development on reptile wildlife.

Your Dog Can Recognize You. UA Researchers Want to Know How

Understanding the animal mind is a way for researchers to better understand human behavior.

Researcher Working to Match Immunology With Stem Cells

Deepta Bhattacharya studies efficiency in the body's response to infections.

Meet the T. Rex Cousin You Could Literally Look Down On

The 92-million-year-old relative of the so-called king of the dinosaurs only would have grown to about the size of a toddler.

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