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Phoenix hopes to build mill to recycle certain plastics, easing pressure on landfills

Phoenix may be the first U.S. city to build a mill to remanufacture plastic containers. It's an effort to clean up one part of a global trash problem

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Toxics

Arizona: Testing for contaminated med pot doesn't pass

Arizona's more than 162,000 medical marijuana users are not going to get any state protection from being sold drugs that are tainted with pesticides or mold, at least not for the time being.

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Arizona professor puts science history into podcast form

A fan of listening to podcasts and an author of science history books, Professor Frank von Hippel said the impetus to start his own podcast was the Trump administration's attacks on science and science-focused institutions like the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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Expert panel affirms safety of Flagstaff's reclaimed wastewater

Scientists haven’t found any evidence that suggests the city of Flagstaff’s use of reclaimed wastewater puts human health at undue risk.
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Expert panel affirms safety of Flagstaff's reclaimed wastewater

Scientists haven’t found any evidence that suggests the city of Flagstaff’s use of reclaimed wastewater puts human health at undue risk.
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