Nature and Environment

Pack Rats for Dinner, Anyone?

Aug 17, 2017 New cookbook encourages people to try out the rodent as a food source.

Water Managers: 'Zero' Chance of Colorado River Water Shortage Next Year

Aug 17, 2017 Federal officials say water levels in Lake Mead are not as low as they worried.

Forest Service Seeks Input on Arizona Trail

Aug 17, 2017 The agency is creating a comprehensive plan for the future of the 800-mile trail.

UA Opens Science Classes to the Community

Aug 14, 2017 The school is offering reduced tuition to attend lectures in many subjects.

Historic Migration: Arizona Elk Heading East to Restore West Virginia Herds

Aug 11, 2017 The elk are meant to rebuild a population that once roamed Appalachia.

Carbon Capture from Trees? It's All Downhill From Here, Study Says

Aug 11, 2017 UA research shows tall valley trees absorb more carbon from the atmosphere than trees on peaks.

Two At A Time: Cleanup Of Navajo Uranium Mines Slow

Aug 10, 2017 Incidence of kidney failure and cancer, linked to uranium contamination, increased; tribe has banned any mining activity.

Learning to Program a Driverless Car at the UA

Aug 8, 2017 A 10-week summer course meant to encourage students to continue studies in research-based graduate programs.

Scientists Look for Impact of Pollution from Pills in Wastewater

Aug 7, 2017 Difficult to filter, chemicals from drugs and personal-care products are of 'emerging concern' in waterways like the Santa Cruz River.

Episode 327: Repairing the Sewer Pipe Crossing the Border in Nogales

Aug 4, 2017 Plus: A bipartisan group with a health care agenda, and a look at the Port of Tucson and Arizona railroad history.

Edward Abbey's Southwest

Aug 4, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The latest on the sewage pipe break in Nogales; and a UA project to return lost dog tags from the Vietnam War unites two generations of veterans.

Groups Defend Ironwood Forest National Monument Status

Aug 3, 2017 Advocates say they 'won't go down without a fight' to keep the protected status of the site.

Yuma Legislator Calls on Jeff Flake to Raise Air-Quality Standards

Aug 3, 2017 State Rep. Charlene Fernandez criticized the U.S. senator for backing lower standards for ground-level ozone.

Broken Sewage Pipe in Nogales Gets Temporary Fix

Aug 2, 2017 It will give inspectors a chance to locate the breach.

Rescues Highlight Danger of Flash Floods in Catalina Mountains

Aug 2, 2017 Multiple helicopter rescues have taken place during recent weekends when floods stranded visitors.

Feds Lift Environmental Rules for Border Wall Construction

Aug 1, 2017 The action gets around carrying out an environmental impact study for construction of a segment of wall by waiving a list of laws.

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