Nature and Environment

UA storm watchers predict active hurricane season

Jun 18, 2019 Annual forecast model shows Atlantic conditions similar to dangerous 2017.

Legislation would fund Air Force cleanup of unregulated chemicals

Jun 17, 2019 The perfluorinated chemicals have been found in municipal wells near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Utah presses forward with pipeline plans despite Colorado River Basin constraints

Jun 14, 2019 The pipeline would be like dipping a 140-mile straw into Lake Powell halfway across the state.

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

Jun 13, 2019 An abundance of snowmelt is rushing into the Colorado River, the Rio Grande and other waterways after a desperately dry 2018.

Supervisor Elias stresses importance of Clean Water Act to Senate committee

Jun 13, 2019 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias about the importance of the Clean Water Act in the desert Southwest.

Dams could protect ranchers from climate change's drought, but could they also contribute to it?

Jun 13, 2019 Wyoming is moving forward on building or expanding several reservoirs on the Green River, a main branch of the Colorado River.

Heat warning remains in effect for Phoenix area

Jun 12, 2019 Tucson is outside the warning area but is also expected to remain hot.

On stressed Colorado River, states test how many more diversions watershed can bear

Jun 12, 2019 The river is running short on water, and this is pushing some states to tap into every available drop before things get worse.

4 rare pygmy owls successfully hatch at Phoenix Zoo

Jun 10, 2019 The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl's range has been declining since the '70s.

Arizona plans for drought contingency plan impacts

Jun 10, 2019 Water managers are preparing for a future with less Colorado River water.

UA researchers dating ancient volcanic eruption using tree rings

Jun 10, 2019 The tree rings can help them understand more about the explosion of a volcano thousands of years ago.

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

Jun 5, 2019 The wolves are endangered. Officials in April said there are at least 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.

Grand Canyon named International Dark Sky Park

Jun 5, 2019 Park workers have retrofitted more than 1,500 light fixtures with LED bulbs and shields focusing light on the ground.

Endangered condor may have hatched in Zion National Park

Jun 3, 2019 Behavior changes in known breeding pair of birds indicate the possibility of hatched chick.

Arizona Spotlight for May 30th, 2019

May 30, 2019 Also: Climbing Mt. Lemmon in the footsteps of Sara Plummer Lemmon; TIHAN celebrates 25 years of helping Tucson's HIV-positive community live better; and an artist who finds creative satisfaction in millions of tiny hand drawn lines.

Support and opposition for two mines in Southern Arizona

May 30, 2019 As the Rosemont Copper mine plans to start construction, we talk with those for and against the project.

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