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Climate change, and our response to it, is making life hard for desert tortoises

Jan 23, 2020 Tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch of energy projects springing up in a desert that is getting hotter and drier.

Proposed Clean Water Act changes will mean uncertainty, loss of protections for Arizona waterways

Dec 18, 2019 The Trump administration is implementing a new rule defining which waterways are regulated under the act.

Not a smooth ride so far for e-scooters in Tucson

Dec 10, 2019 The city is searching solutions to the problems scooters bring, while some are calling for an end to the program.

Historically left out, Colorado River tribes call for more sway in Western water talks

Nov 22, 2019 With the drought plan done, some tribal leaders say their water rights can’t be ignored any longer.

UA's special connection with the second moon landing

Nov 18, 2019 The Apollo 12 mission relied on pinpoint calculations from a UA lunar scientist 50 years ago.

New analysis spells out serious legal risk to Colorado River water users

Nov 14, 2019 As climate change continues to sap the river’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies.

How the Center for Biological Diversity grew in its fight against the 'status quo'

Nov 12, 2019 The Tucson-based conservation group has become one of the most influential in the country.

Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Nov 7, 2019 Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

Border wall construction continues across sensitive lands in Arizona

Oct 30, 2019 Contractors are working on new border wall east of Douglas, which will cross the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge.

UA shifting to more renewable energy with TEP deal

Oct 18, 2019 The university plans to get 60% of its power from wind and solar by the end of 2020 as part of the agreement.

Deal will use Bisbee wastewater to recharge San Pedro River aquifer

Sep 24, 2019 The project is meant to support the health of the river following decades of agricultural pumping.

Tucson is getting electric buses, but more people are choosing to drive

Sep 24, 2019 The buses could reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions, but ridership is at a 10-year low.

Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

Sep 18, 2019 The plant collection is designed to expand public understanding of desert plants and where they originated.

Hospitality makes up for lack of housing for asylum seekers in Portland, Maine

Sep 18, 2019 The small town has no more vacancies, but newcomers like those fleeing violence in Central Africa have discovered a wealth of hospitality.

Phoenix shelter a brief respite for migrants coming to US

Sep 17, 2019 If you’re a parent and child seeking asylum and released from custody in Phoenix, there are groups ready to help.

The US races to build a new border

Sep 16, 2019 Dozens of miles of new border fence was a campaign promise four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.

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