Nature and Environment

Tucson Mulls Easing Water-Infrastructure Costs to Draw Industry

Feb 14, 2018 The money would be "reprioritized" from funds set aside for capital projects, official says.

County Asking for Public Feedback on TEP Plan for Gas Generators

Feb 13, 2018 TEP says the generators are part of targets for increasing renewable energy production.

Fire in Dragoon Mountains Burns 3,000 Acres

Feb 12, 2018 Overnight evacuation ordered Saturday due to the Knob Hill fire.

Bill Would Force Financial Transparency on Hydroelectric Power Group

Feb 6, 2018 The measure is co-sponsored by all but one member of Arizona's delegation.

Spotlight Session: Calexico

Feb 2, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The legacy - and future - of uranium mining in Northern Arizona; and Robert Beverly's poetic tale of what happened when Lady Melody met Mister Intensity.

Public-Private Partnership Submits Proposal for Sabino Canyon Tram

Jan 30, 2018 The bid includes electric vehicles, electronic payment and shuttle service.

Report Card: Sustainability Efforts Rose Last Year, Saved Pima County $1M

Jan 30, 2018 The assessment, by a county office, highlighted solar energy and Santa Cruz River efforts.

Poll: Arizonans See Outdoor Recreation as Vital to State Economy

Jan 26, 2018 Water conservation also was a top priority for those surveyed.

A Desert Museum for Art and History

Jan 26, 2018 Tucson has two different attractions with "desert museum" in their names.

Tree Rings Tell Story of Jet Stream

Jan 25, 2018 Changes to North Atlantic air flows alter European summer weather.

Buffelgrass, Threat to Desert Habitat, Cultivated South of the Border

Jan 22, 2018 Ranchers in Mexico see it as a cheap source of cattle feed.

Global Temperatures in 2017 Rank in Top 3 on Record

Jan 19, 2018 The desert Southwest experienced its warmest readings ever.

TEP Asks for Wind Power Proposals to Power 31K Homes

Jan 17, 2018 Utility aims to triple current wind-generated power in coming years.

Honeybee Research Hints At How Microbes Spread Antibiotic Resistance

Jan 16, 2018 Gene transfer taking place in the guts of the insects could be worsening the crisis.

What Happened to Edible Baja Arizona?

Jan 12, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Differing opinions on how money should be spent at the border; Indigenous Voices presents spiritual elder Mona Polacca; and paying attention to Gila woodpeckers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Gila Woodpecker

Jan 11, 2018 Beth Surdut finds much more to these marvels of natural engineering than is obvious to the eye...or ear.

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