Nature and Environment

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Oct 17, 2019 Management of the endangered predators in the Southwest requires some rethinking, environmental groups say.

Study finds plastic in stomachs of 20% of Mexican fish

Oct 15, 2019 Microplastics are created when plastic breaks down in ocean water.

Project links river parks on Pima County Loop

Oct 14, 2019 Pedestrian bridges were just one part of the project to reinforce riverbanks to protect a gravel pit and I-10.

Researchers working to understand forest response to global warming

Oct 11, 2019 A UA ecologist's data is contributing to a global effort to track climate change effects.

Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

Oct 9, 2019 The proposals are reigniting concerns brought up by a failed plan years ago to build a gondola into the Grand Canyon.

Project to restore murals at Grand Canyon watchtower done

Oct 7, 2019 Crews have been working over the past four years to conserve murals created in the 1930s.

Bald eagle numbers dip in Arizona despite more breeding area

Oct 7, 2019 While counts decreased over the previous year, an official said the expanded breeding areas point to a strong population.

Animal-masked artists protest construction of border wall

Oct 4, 2019 A group of Tucson artists staged an art performance near Lukeville last Sunday.

Exploring the future through the past: Tucson's Sunshine Mile.

Oct 2, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A preview of Film Fest Tucson 2019, and how one woman's dream of helping wildlife is making a big difference in the Sonoran Desert.

Border wall construction in Arizona moves ahead

Oct 2, 2019 Preparations for more construction are underway near Douglas and on the San Pedro River.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Oct 1, 2019 Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

Oct 1, 2019 The number of cars traveling between Tucson and Casa Grande could quadruple in two decades.

Tucson cutting, but not canceling, recycling pickup

Sep 30, 2019 The curbside recycling service will be reduced to every other week, and the city expects to save $1.4 million a year.

Sewer repairs around Tucson to impact traffic

Sep 30, 2019 The majority of the repairs will last from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, but some projects will finish up in November.

It's always bat night at the Mission Garden.

Sep 26, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Climbing Mt. Lemmon in the bootprints of Sara Plummer Lemmon; and food writer Jane Stern's love affair with American diners.

Without government aid, fishermen in Mexico return to endangered porpoise habitat

Sep 25, 2019 Fishermen in the Sea of Cortez say they haven't received compensation like in previous years, so they're returning to the vaquita marina's waters for shrimp season.

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