By Emily Guerin | Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.
By Carly Henry | Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
PHOENIX – More than 14 million people are expected to have Alzheimer’s by 2050, but the brain disease affects people of all ages as caregivers grapple with the social and financial costs of a devastating diagnosis.
By Emily Fohr | Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Red sea urchins are harvested for their gonads, which are eaten as a sushi delicacy known as uni. Climate change has led to an increase in the purple sea urchin population, which is out-competing the red sea urchins for food.
By Emily Fohr | Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
LA JOLLA, Calif. – A recent study examines how llama antibodies may be the key to combating the influenza virus. Scientists at California’s Scripps Research Institute have found that mice, given fatal doses of flu strains, successfully fought them off.
By Emily Fohr | Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
SOLEDAD, Calif. – The number of California condors has steadily grown over the past 30 years, from 22 left in the wild to about 500 now. Through recovery programs and collaborations in California, Arizona and Idaho, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, endangered California condors are bred in captivity and released into the wild. In December, three birds will be freed at Pinnacles National Park.
By Emily Fohr | Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has sent more than 160 Arizona firefighters to Southern California to help contain the Woolsey Fire. Capt. Al DiBenedetto with the Scottsdale Fire Department and three crew members are working in the hills and the mountains in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
By Alexis Egeland | Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
WASHINGTON - Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January, but the state still leads most of the rest of the nation when it comes to electing women.
By Emily Guerin | Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Despite the growing risk of disastrous wildfires in Southern California, thousands of homes are being built in areas that are prone to burning. A proposed development near Yorba Linda offers a look at how such housing projects get approved, and how taxpayers ultimately are on the hook.
By Emily Fohr and Jordan Dafnis | Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
VENTURA, Calif. – In the past year, California has seen two of its largest wildfires in state history. University of Arizona professor, Don Falk, projects the West will see an increase in area burned by these wildfires within the next two decades.
By Alexis Egeland | Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - After weeks of "lingering doubt," Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake indicated Friday that he expects to join fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now likely to be confirmed by a one-vote margin Saturday.
By Emily Fohr | Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Santa Monica volunteers gather at the Pier North beach each year to collect trash littered on the coast. Through the nonprofit organization, Heal the Bay, their efforts help to address the constantly growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch between California and Hawaii.
By Emily Guerin | Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
There’s a new type of mosquito roaming the southern United States. You might have heard of it — it’s the Aedes mosquito — and it first showed up in 2010.