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Melissa Sevigny

The Trump Administration has imposed a tariff on imported solar panel components. It’s meant to protect American businesses, but experts say it could hurt many, including Arizona’s solar industry. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 

Brendan Borrell/the-scientist.com

Scientists are studying the DNA of a deadly tropical fungus to learn how it is able to adapt in a foreign environment. Cryptococcus gattii is believed to have originated in the jungles of Brazil, but has been making people sick in the Pacific Northwest of the United States for about 20 years. David Engelthaler, the director of TGen in Flagstaff, wants to know how strains of the fungus are evolving and spreading disease. 


Earth Notes: iNaturalist

Jan 24, 2018
Kaibab National Forest

What happens when students fan out into the woods with cellphones in hand? For biologists with the Kaibab National Forest, it means they’re getting lots of data collected by young citizen scientists to help them make more informed land management decisions. 


Ryan Heinsius

Women’s Marches were held in cities all over the world this weekend. It was the second gathering largely protesting the presidency of Donald Trump. In Flagstaff, more than a thousand people took to the streets to speak out on a wide variety of issues from gender and racial equality to preserving public lands. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


ASU

Cancer is a disease that touches almost everyone to some degree, even dogs. In fact, some breeds have cancer rates as high as 40%. It's something Stephen Johnston is trying to prevent. He's a Professor at Arizona State University who's been given a grant of more than $6 million to test a possible vaccine for all types of canine cancer. And if it works, it could one day be used on humans. Dr. Johnston spoke to KNAU's Justin Regan recently about the vaccine trial.  


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