Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Science for Wednesday, July 10:

HEALTHY FOODS IN AJO PT. 2: The conclusion of a two-part series about the town of Ajo's transformation into a "food oasis." This time, the focus is on a garden, where pavement has been replaced with soil, plants and chickens, hoping to increase the number of "urban farming" in the community.

AJO CHALLENGES: Discussion about the economic challenges and initiatives underway in Ajo.

IMPROVING AIR QUALITY: Beth Gorman, senior program manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, speaks about a recent regional survey on residents' support for clean air activities.

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