In Depth

As Western coal plants close, what happens to their water?

Feb 27, 2020 Closures looming, communities are starting to discuss how this newly freed up water should be put to use.

Novel or familiar: A conversation about drug addiction and the brain

Feb 19, 2020 Researchers are seeking a better understanding of compulsive behavior on a cellular level.

How green light might help pain sufferers wary of opioid addiction

Feb 19, 2020 A UA scientist is researching how the color green can be used to help manage chronic pain.

Scientist exploring how intermittent fasting might prevent addiction

Feb 11, 2020 If fasting has the same effect on humans as it does on mice, John Streicher says it could be a way to help prevent opioid addiction.

Pascua Yaqui clinic working to treat opioid addiction, overcome stigma

Feb 6, 2020 The clinic is the state's only medication-assisted treatment facility on tribal land.

Miles from Recovery: How distance and stigma keep rural Arizonans from opioid treatment

Feb 4, 2020 As treatment options expand, solutions remain elusive for some.

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.

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