Nature and Environment

Interior Recommendation: No Reductions to Arizona Monuments

Sep 19, 2017 Conservationists condemned Zinke's suggested reductions to other sites, saying it could set troubling precedent.

Pima County to Get Regular Air-Quality Forecasts

Sep 15, 2017 State environmental department to provide a 5-day outlook for the county.

The Art of Paying Attention: HoHum, The Great Horned Owl

Sep 14, 2017 How the odd tastes of this urban owl sent author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut hunting for answers.

The Rogue Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on Racism with New Play

Sep 14, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson & "the deep and heavy knapsack" of interracial dating; an owl with unusual taste sends Beth Surdut hunting for answers; and an Arizona Vietnam vet shares his story.

Ecologist: New Fish Swimming in Improving Water of Lower Santa Cruz

Sep 13, 2017 Final report shows new fish species, improved water quality.

Feds Waive Environmental Laws Again for Section of Border Wall

Sep 13, 2017 The agency lifted 28 laws for border-wall construction near Calexico, Calif.

Park Service to Start Culling Grand Canyon Bison Herd

Sep 12, 2017 The agency is looking to cut the population in half.

Mexico, Facing Earthquake Aftermath, Cancels Help to Texas

Sep 12, 2017 The 8.2 earthquake that shook Central and South Mexico has left at least 95 people dead.

USGS: Wildfire-Caused Erosion Endangers Western Watersheds

Sep 11, 2017 Denuded landscapes allow sediment to soak up or contaminate run-off.

State Park Benefits from Summer Monsoon

Sep 11, 2017 Rain adds welcome water to the popular destination.

App Gives New Perspective to Walk Up Tumamoc Hill

Sep 11, 2017 Tumamoc Tour's stories are timed to an average walking pace of people trekking up the hill.

Episode 154: Tucson Helps Harvey Victims

Sep 8, 2017 Plus, a visit to a research site on Tumamoc Hill, and a city decision about guns seized in investigations.

Houston Wildlife After the Flood

Sep 8, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: DACA Phase Out Could Affect 28,000 Arizonans; "The Rainbow 17" Seek Asylum in the US; and Arizona veteran Keith Connolly shares his Vietnam experience...

'Mini-Spike' in AZ Gas Prices After Hurricane Harvey Expected to Pass Quickly

Sep 5, 2017 An industry analyst says a significant rise isn't expected, and prices should return to normal by the end of the month.

Dry, Hot August Follows Record-Setting July Rain

Sep 4, 2017 Weather Service meteorologist says storms become less frequent in September, unless a large Pacific storm hits.

Looking Back on Fire Season in Arizona, and Places Touched by the Flames

Aug 31, 2017 Wildfire activity rose statewide, and Southern Arizona was home to some of the state's largest fires.

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