Nature and Environment

Biodiversity Roadmap Calls For Conserving Ecosystems to Save the World

Apr 22, 2019 An author of the study says preservation is essential to meeting carbon goals and to stabilizing vital, interconnected systems.

$220M Available to Small Businesses to Clean Up Navajo Uranium Mines

Apr 22, 2019 The funding comes from a $1.7 billion settlement from a company that mined the region.

UA Researchers Study Impact of Elephants on South African Landscapes

Apr 18, 2019 Elephant populations are prospering but causing problems for grassland tree and vegetation growth.

Above-Average Snowpack Improves Colorado River Reservoir Levels

Apr 17, 2019 It's good news for Arizona water this year, but doesn't reverse nearly two decades of drought in the Colorado River Basin.

Pima County Supervisors Back Lawsuit Over Rosemont Mine Approval

Apr 16, 2019 The suit claims approval of the mine project by the Army Corps of Engineers broke the law.

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Apr 16, 2019 The president announced his approval following a bipartisan effort to move it through Congress.

2 More Fatal Falls at Grand Canyon Follow Dozens of Others

Apr 15, 2019 Sixty-four fatal falls have been recorded in the park's history, many from someone going around a guardrail or accidentally driving off the rim.

UA Architecture Grads Forecast Future Effects of Climate Change

Apr 12, 2019 The projects were honored for designing innovative solutions for San Francisco Bay area.

Drought, Mudslides Drive Central American Migrants North

Apr 12, 2019 Climate change impacts are exacerbating pre-existing crises that lead to out-migration, a Tucson-based journalist says.

In Colorado River’s Final Hundred Miles, Small Signs of Life Return

Apr 11, 2019 In recent years, the U.S. and Mexico have begun committing resources to restore portions of the final hundred miles of the dried-out delta.

Fire Danger Warnings Cover Much of Southern Half of Arizona

Apr 10, 2019 Tucson and Phoenix are included in the "red flag" warning areas.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

Apr 10, 2019 As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Five Years Later, Effects of Colorado River Pulse Flow Still Linger

Apr 9, 2019 While many effects were short-lived, it had a lasting impact on the imaginations of those connected to the river delta.

Tucson Temps Break 90 Degrees

Apr 8, 2019 The temperatures in Tucson will continue to rise Tuesday, as April opens the door to fire season.

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Apr 8, 2019 The bipartisan bill passed with no opposition following two years of negotiations.

Challenges Facing Arizona Farmers as Need to Conserve Water Intensifies

Apr 5, 2019 A discussion with UA Cooperative Extension's Jeff Silvertooth.

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