Nature and Environment

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Aug 6, 2018 Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

Southern Arizona Firefighters on the Fire Lines in California

Jul 31, 2018 Carr Fire has claimed at least six lives, including two firefighters.

Residents Warn of Threat to Santa Cruz River if Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again

Jul 31, 2018 Last year, rains caused a breach in a pipeline that carries raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S.

Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions for Arizona

Jul 30, 2018 Monsoon rains and El Niño weather pattern are expected to bring the Southwest closer to normal conditions.

Record Heat in Phoenix Area Leads to Near-Record Power Usage

Jul 27, 2018 The state's largest utility said Tuesday set the peak for the most electricity used at the same time so far this year.

Arizona May Take Over Permit Program Protecting Rivers

Jul 27, 2018 Conservation groups say the change could weaken protection of rivers, streams and wetlands.

Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor

Jul 27, 2018 Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.

Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware

Jul 26, 2018 Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.

Goldilocks Approach: Hoping to Keep Grass Green and Water Waste Down

Jul 26, 2018 Phoenix-area HOAs are trying to save water on the green fields that the desert residents adore.

Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger

Jul 25, 2018 While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.

112 Degrees in Tucson? No Sweat!

Jul 25, 2018 Old Pueblo shrugs off record breaking heat

In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener

Jul 25, 2018 A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.

Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe

Jul 24, 2018 The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.

Southwest Sizzles as Temperatures Near 120 Degrees

Jul 24, 2018 This week promises to be one of the hottest of the year, with Phoenix breaking a daily record.

The Modern Toilet: A Contender for Water Conservation MVP

Jul 24, 2018 The toilet's rise to a central role in conservation included an act of Congress, logs of miso paste and some serious elbow grease.

Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data

Jul 24, 2018 Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.

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