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State Route 87, the thin band of pavement that approaches the mostly shuttered town of Coolidge, Ariz., cuts through some of the least hospitable land in the country. The valley of red and brown sand is interrupted occasionally by rock and saguaro cactus. It’s not unusual for summer temperatures to

The Rogue Valley Commuter Bus Line launched as a grand experiment in September of last year, linking our sister counties, Jackson and Josephine through public transit. The round trip is made from Grants Pass to Medford, with stops in Rogue River and Gold Hill along the way, five times every

Millions of Americans use GlaxoSmithKline’s purple inhaler. But whether Advair poses a higher risk of asthma-related death remains uncertain 15 years after regulators approved the drug. Advair is one of the biggest blockbusters in pharmaceutical history. The asthma drug has generated more than $80 billion in global revenues for its

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Forests may be the green investment with the richest returns for humankind, according to new research. While one study outlines the ways in which forests provide food, fuel, shelter and a safety net for more than a billion humans, a separate one confirms that

Drought will expose western states to extreme temperatures that could seriously affect electricity generation By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Climate change could mean that things get really tough for people in the US west in the second half of this century, according to new research. Higher temperatures and increased