Nature and Environment

Arizona bans hunting contests for killing coyotes

Sep 5, 2019 The ban doesn't apply to the lawful hunting of predators.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Sep 4, 2019 Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

Tucson's bike share program adding docking stations

Sep 2, 2019 The city says it's bringing Tugo bicycles to more Tucson neighborhoods.

Dry monsoon caused by roaming high-pressure system

Aug 30, 2019 This year's monsoon in Tucson is almost 3.5 inches behind what the area received last year.

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

Aug 28, 2019 $217 million would be moved to fund things like increasing the number of beds for detained immigrants.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

Aug 22, 2019 The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

"Never again, para nadie."

Aug 21, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains

Aug 20, 2019 The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.

Understanding the legal decision blocking the Rosemont Mine

Aug 20, 2019 The opinion on mining and public lands could impact other projects across the West.

‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Aug 16, 2019 Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Aug 15, 2019 Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

Ocean & Space

Aug 14, 2019 Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

New border fencing on hold for 45 days

Aug 14, 2019 The Department of Homeland Security is delaying its plans to build more miles of wall barrier along the border.

Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact

Aug 13, 2019 If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.

Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine

Aug 9, 2019 The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.

TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

Aug 8, 2019 The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.

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