Nature and Environment

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.

No mere dust devil: Tornado near Willcox a rarity for Arizona

Sep 24, 2019 The tornado reached speeds of 90-100 mph and injured two people.

Deal will use Bisbee wastewater to recharge San Pedro River aquifer

Sep 24, 2019 The project is meant to support the health of the river following decades of agricultural pumping.

Tucson is getting electric buses, but more people are choosing to drive

Sep 24, 2019 The buses could reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions, but ridership is at a 10-year low.

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Sep 23, 2019 Park officials say the hundreds of bison at the park are harming water sources and the landscape.

Wildfire evacuation forces 1,000 Prescott-area residents from their homes

Sep 23, 2019 The Johnson fire started on the last full day of summer.

Park Service: New border wall will threaten critical archaeological sites

Sep 20, 2019 A report by the agency details impacted sites in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

Sep 20, 2019 A U.S. district judge said government agencies have shirked their responsibility to count the Mexican spotted owl.

Cochise County group says environmental lawsuits harm landowners, economy

Sep 19, 2019 An environmental advocate countered saying the group is aligned with the company behind a planned development in Benson.

Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

Sep 18, 2019 The plant collection is designed to expand public understanding of desert plants and where they originated.

Air Force secretary nominee promises to help with pollution in communities like Tucson

Sep 12, 2019 PFAS chemicals have been found in wells in the Tucson area.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Sep 11, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

'Stupid motorist law' rarely enforced in Tucson area

Sep 11, 2019 Flooding on area roads leads to rescues.

Mexican authorities meet with Rio Sonora mining spill victims

Sep 10, 2019 A legal representative of residents affected by the spill said the dialogue is a result of pressure the communities have put on authorities.

Tortoise deserves endangered species protections, enviro groups say

Sep 6, 2019 Two conservation groups have filed suit over what they say is the failure of the federal government to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise.

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Sep 5, 2019 Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.

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