Nature and Environment

Buffelgrass, Threat to Desert Habitat, Cultivated South of the Border

Jan 22, 2018 Ranchers in Mexico see it as a cheap source of cattle feed.

Global Temperatures in 2017 Rank in Top 3 on Record

Jan 19, 2018 The desert Southwest experienced its warmest readings ever.

TEP Asks for Wind Power Proposals to Power 31K Homes

Jan 17, 2018 Utility aims to triple current wind-generated power in coming years.

Honeybee Research Hints At How Microbes Spread Antibiotic Resistance

Jan 16, 2018 Gene transfer taking place in the guts of the insects could be worsening the crisis.

What Happened to Edible Baja Arizona?

Jan 12, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Differing opinions on how money should be spent at the border; Indigenous Voices presents spiritual elder Mona Polacca; and paying attention to Gila woodpeckers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Gila Woodpecker

Jan 11, 2018 Beth Surdut finds much more to these marvels of natural engineering than is obvious to the eye...or ear.

Understanding Water Challenges for Agricultural Communities

Jan 11, 2018 Arizona would take the biggest reduction in the Lower Basin of the Colorado River.

Three UA Scholars to be Inducted as Regents' Professors

Jan 10, 2018 The award represents the state's highest faculty honor for work drawing national or international recognition.

CAP: Lake Mead Low, But Don't Expect a Water Shortage This Year

Jan 10, 2018 Central Arizona Project says the lake has been kept stable through conservation partnerships.

Ducey's 2018 State of the State Address

Jan 8, 2018 The Arizona governor lays out his 2018 priorities.

Tucson Water Using Basins to Conserve Colorado River Water

Jan 5, 2018 The basins have become a conservation tool for cities outside of Tucson, including Phoenix.

How Global Warming Could Alter the Wind-Power Landscape

Jan 2, 2018 Climate change could mean winds in the Northern Hemisphere lose their oomph, study says.

Tucson a Model in Food Biodiversity, Report Says

Jan 2, 2018 This year marks the second anniversary since being named a "city of gastronomy."

Tucson Sets Hottest Year Record, Again

Jan 1, 2018 Record was set in 2014, tied last year and broken in 2017.

Water Dominates Environmental News in 2017 and 2018

Dec 26, 2017 Is the Colorado River meeting our needs?

As Valley Fever Cases Grow, Research Aims to Improve Diagnoses, Treatment

Dec 26, 2017 A UA study center looks at effects of delayed diagnoses, hopes to pioneer rapid test.

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