Nature and Environment

Government to Study Predator Program's Danger to Ocelot

Jun 28, 2017 Federal study tries to keep predator-prevention program from harming the endangered wild cat.

Foundation to Put $20 Million into Restoring Colorado River

Jun 28, 2017 Walton Family Foundation wants long-term health for nation's 'most-endangered' river.

Raising Awareness about 'Water Banking,' Mainstay of Arizona Water Strategy

Jun 26, 2017 UA Water Resources Research Center says banking, recharge and recovery not well understood by the public.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Jun 23, 2017 Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Jun 23, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

Cicadas Soundtrack Arrival of Summer, Monsoon in Arizona

Jun 23, 2017 Region hosts more than four dozen species.

Incoming Storm Could End Heat Wave

Jun 22, 2017 A storm system heading for Tucson means temperatures could get back to normal.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Jun 22, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

See a Young Cooper's Hawk on the Ground? No Need for Concern

Jun 22, 2017 Coopers Hawks learn to fly 'from the ground up.'

Rosemont Mine Nears Final Approval, but Legal Challenges Remain

Jun 22, 2017 Opposition groups say they will sue.

Tucson Astronomer to Lead Citizen Observations During Eclipse

Jun 21, 2017 Arizona to see partial blockage Aug. 21

Tucson Breaks Another Daily Heat Record, at 115

Jun 21, 2017 Three days of recording-tying or record-breaking heat, National Weather Service reports.

Fire Burns Buildings in Sonoita, Prompts Evacuations

Jun 21, 2017 The Encino Fire has burned 1,300 acres and eight buildings, according to fire officials.

Tributary Projects Aim to Improve Health of San Pedro River

Jun 21, 2017 Watershed work aims for increased flows and health of the undammed river.

Tucson Heat Wave: One Record Tied, One Broken

Jun 20, 2017 'Significant weather advisory' issued for blowing dust in NE Pima County.

Ozone Warning Issued as Temperatures Set to Exceed 110 Degrees

Jun 19, 2017 The weather system that is bringing the heat also prevents pollutants from leaving the air.

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