Nature and Environment

Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Deals With Excess Water

Mar 21, 2017 Environmental group, two tribes concerned that the water might affect forest, sacred site.

Tucson Heat Could Hit Record 95 Degrees Saturday

Mar 17, 2017 If forecasts hold, Tucson will tie a 110-year-old daily record; cooler weather expected next week.

Blocking Biodiversity: Why a 'Great Wall' Might Not Be Great for Wildlife

Mar 16, 2017 A border wall could impact numerous endangered species, including jaguars.

Why Did the Deer Cross the Road? Because She Had a Safe Place to Pass

Mar 16, 2017 The $10M wildlife overpass/underpass project is being used heavily by mule deer.

Spring Weather Draws Hikers, Then Rescue Teams

Mar 14, 2017 Many hit the trail unprepared for the reality of hours in the sun.

Reward Offered in Deer Poaching Case Near San Manuel

Mar 14, 2017 'Poachers aren't hunters,' state Game and Fish says after deer shot outside of hunting season.

Episode 306: Face to Face With a Jaguar

Mar 10, 2017 Understanding the big cat and its range in Southwest has grown with recent sightings.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Mar 8, 2017 Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

A Q&A With Author Stephen Pyne

Mar 7, 2017 Pyne, who will be at the Tucson Festival of Books, has penned a series on wildfire based on region.

Navajo Nation Maps Drought with NASA Satellites

Mar 7, 2017 Tool can help observation of vast area and diverse ecologies.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Mar 3, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Study: Higher Temps Affect Colorado River as Much as Precipitation

Feb 22, 2017 Research shows high temperatures took 500,000 acre-feet from river since 2000.

Wildlife Officials Pleased With Growing Mexican Gray Wolf Count

Feb 20, 2017 Wolf count rebounds to 113 after drop the previous year.

Arizona Scientists On Edge Over Trump Environment Promises

Feb 17, 2017 President promised to relax or eliminate many environmental protections.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Feb 16, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

Winter Rains, Snowfall Improve Arizona Water Picture

Feb 13, 2017 Many years of above normal precipitation still needed to recover from drought.

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