June 14, 2021

Wildfires

Cornville Fire and updates on other Arizona Wildfires

Photo: Cornville fire Cornville Fire Current as of 6/13/2021, 5:36:32 PM Incident Type Wildfire Cause Unknown, Under Investigation Date of Origin Sunday June 13th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM Location 2 miles east of Cornville Incident Commander Brian Steinhardt, Prescott NF Incident Description Wildfire Coordinates 34.714 latitude, -111.885 longitude Current Situation Total Personnel 75 Size 1,000

Guns

What are ‘ghost guns,’ a target of Biden’s anti-crime effort?

A San Franciso police officer displays several ‘ghost guns’ – untraceable firearms with no serial numbers or manufacturing marks. AP Photo/Haven Daley Garen Wintemute, University of California, Davis It’s not expensive or difficult to produce large numbers of untraceable firearms in the United States. Whether for private use, sale on the criminal market or arming

Immigration

Governors Ducey, Abbott Urgently Request Support For Border Security

Governors Doug Ducey and Greg Abbott urgently requested all U.S. governors to send available law enforcement resources to their states along the U.S.-Mexico border as illegal border crossings, apprehensions and unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody increase. In a joint letter from Governors Ducey and Abbott, fellow governors were told: “In response to the ongoing

Science

New study shows a few common bacteria account for majority of carbon use in soil

Image by Victor O. Leshyk, Ecoss Just a few bacterial taxa found in ecosystems across the planet are responsible for more than half of carbon cycling in soils. These new findings, made by researchers at Northern Arizona University and published in Nature Communications this week, suggest that despite the diversity of microbial taxa found in wild soils

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