Nature and Environment

Do You Tan or Burn? What Genes Say About Your Skin in the Sun

May 14, 2018 A genetic study could help predict who gets skin cancer, made more likely by severe childhood sunburns.

A Taste of Tucson History

May 10, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on Central American asylum seekers at the U.S. / Mexico border; using music to build community for America's homeless; learn about the traditions of Ramadan from a Tucson Muslim family

Federal Documents: Wall Likely to Adversely Impact Endangered Species

May 9, 2018 A FOIA request resulted in documents that appear to substantiate concerns of environmentalists and border communities.

Group Seeks to Protect Roundtail Chub in Arizona, New Mexico

May 8, 2018 The Center for Biological Diversity says the large minnow has been reduced to a fraction of its range.

Colorado River Forecast Worsens as Mountain Snow Starts to Melt

May 8, 2018 Tributaries in surrounding states are all projected to flow at below-average levels.

Outlook for Colorado River This Year Remains Grim

May 7, 2018 April storms did not produce much snow to feed the Southwest's most vital river, agency says.

Environmental Groups Plan to Sue to Protect Moth Found in Arizona

May 7, 2018 Group claims the Patagonia eyed silkmoth's lone U.S. habitat is a site near Patagonia.

Hot Weather Forecast Warms Up Urban Planning Research

May 4, 2018 UA team investigating solutions to daily buildup of city heat.

Managers Encourage Prevention Amid Growing Fire Seasons

May 3, 2018 One study predicts the area burned by fires will be six times larger in two decades.

Weather Extremes Are Part of Tucson Spring

May 2, 2018 Snow on Mt Lemmon, 100 degrees in Tucson, in the same week

Western Water Managers Meet To Relieve Colorado River Tension

May 2, 2018 Issue not resolved, but officials expressed regret over how the conversation about water release practices has played out.

Arizona Wildfire Grows but Weather Conditions Improve

May 1, 2018 The so-called Tinder Fire had consumed almost 18 square miles south of Flagstaff by Tuesday morning.

Fire Starts on Mount Lemmon

Apr 30, 2018 Smoke from the "Bug" Fire was visible from Tucson Monday.

Mexico's Supreme Court To Hear Sonora Acid Spill Cases

Apr 30, 2018 Cases revolve around management of money for victims and extent of impact.

City Receives $300K EPA Grant for Soil Studies on 12th Ave

Apr 30, 2018 Money comes from the agency's Brownfields program.

Ozone Expected to Reach Problematic Levels in Tucson Tuesday

Apr 24, 2018 Ground-level ozone issues created by a mix of solar intensity and fossil-fuel emissions.

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