Nature and Environment

Rethinking Groundwater Use in Willcox

Apr 23, 2018 Some farmers respond as water levels drop in an area sustained economically by agriculture.

Hot Summer Could Mean Strong Monsoon

Apr 23, 2018 Hotter-than-normal June expected to usher in average or above-average rain season.

Dry Weather Pushing Tucson Area to Peak Wildfire Season

Apr 19, 2018 Lack of moisture, high temperatures and windy days make for prime fire conditions.

Feud Erupts Between Central Arizona Project, US States Over Colorado River

Apr 18, 2018 The states are accusing CAP of manipulating supply and demand of the water.

Bat Key to Tequila Trade Gets Off US Endangered Species List

Apr 17, 2018 The announcement was good news to both wildlife conservationists and drinkers of tequila, as the bats are important pollinators of agave.

Saguaro National Park To Raise Entrance Fees

Apr 16, 2018 All rates go up $5 on January 1st.

Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

Apr 12, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Democratic candidates for governor talk education funding; Michael F. Blake on "The Cowboy President", and a backstage visit with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Hopi Sue to Stop Rosemont Mine

Apr 12, 2018 The tribes say the area for the proposed mine is sacred.

Farmers in Central Arizona Prepare for a Future with Less Water

Apr 12, 2018 The declaration of a shortage in Lake Mead would impact farmers first.

NWS: Warmth, Wind Bring Fire Danger to Southern Arizona

Apr 11, 2018 Weather Service issues red-flag warning and fire-weather advisory.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Can Technology Solve Yuma's Water Woes?

Apr 11, 2018 Scientists hope cutting edge tech will allow farmers to zero in on water usage and efficiency.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Salt River Project Team Turns to ASU Robots to Maintain Canals

Apr 10, 2018 The infrastructure poses unique technical and personnel challenges, which could be made more efficient with robotics.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Restoration Brings New Life to Santa Cruz River

Apr 9, 2018 The river has supported four millennia of agriculture and growth in Tucson.

Students Celebrate Santa Cruz River with Poems and Art

Apr 9, 2018 Pima County's Living River of Words contest inspired by visits to flowing river.

Study to Look at Options for Summerhaven's Main Road

Apr 5, 2018 Pima transportation official says traffic congestion can be an issue during snow storms, summer weekends.

For Fungus-Infected Frogs, It’s Change or Die

Apr 4, 2018 That includes frogs in Arizona, like grass frogs and the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.

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