Nature and Environment

Deadline Nears for Colorado River Drought Plan

Jan 28, 2019 Arizona's plan has yet to be approved the the state Legislature, while other six states have already agreed to plans.

Wading Into Colorado River Negotiations

Jan 24, 2019 Time is almost up for Arizona to approve a drought contingency plan.

Volunteers Say Shutdown is Curtailing Vital Work at Wildlife Refuge

Jan 24, 2019 Work is being left undone at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge as volunteers can't access facilities or use tools.

"Call Him Mac": The Political Legacy of Ernest W. McFarland

Jan 23, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Bobcats in the Backyard; Making Music in the Name of Literacy; and a Taste of Vegan Mexican Food

Sierra Vista to Run Controlled Burns Next Week

Jan 18, 2019 City hopes to head off mosquito growth near wastewater facility.

Drought Hangover Likely to Deplete Spring Runoff, Report Says

Jan 17, 2019 Despite "OK" snowpack, the hot and dry conditions of 2018 put the Southwest in a drought hangover.

Climate Change Endangering Arizona's Natural Resources, Prof Says

Jan 14, 2019 Stuart Marsh wants policymakers to understand links between natural resources and the environment

Ducey Aims for Bipartisan Tone in State of State

Jan 14, 2019 The governor led his speech with water and the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan.

Conference Brings Discussion of Mining Industry's Future in Arizona

Jan 10, 2019 The governor's moratorium on regulations could bring more mining development to the state.

Author Sees Food Systems as a Way to Unite People

Jan 10, 2019 Tucson resident says communities across the country are joining forces for the common good.

Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown

Jan 8, 2019 Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.

Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise in Mexico

Jan 3, 2019 The illegal hunting of the totoaba fish swim bladders is considered the leading threat to the vaquita marina.

The City Will Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Which Can Become a Fire Risk

Jan 3, 2019 The TreeCyle Program will mulch trees, which eventually become a hazard even when watered.

Chiricahua National Monument Closes to Visitors

Jan 3, 2019 Officials cite "health and safety concerns" on day 12 of shutdown.

Hard-Freeze Warning Issued for Tucson Metro Area

Jan 2, 2019 Counties southeast of Tucson can expect even harsher temperatures.

Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

Jan 2, 2019 The shutdown has left parks without many of the employees who monitor campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.

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