Nature and Environment

How Climate Change Could Affect Wildfires in Arizona

Aug 27, 2018 What conditions experts are monitoring during the state's wet and dry seasons.

Development and the San Pedro

Aug 24, 2018 The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

Weather Service: Heavy Flood Potential Through Friday

Aug 22, 2018 Moist and unstable air mean flooding is possible anytime, anywhere.

Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

Aug 20, 2018 No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

UA Tech Park to Mentor Companies in Solar Competition

Aug 20, 2018 Participants could win portion of $3 million. Will receive help from UA and other 'Connector' organizations.

Researcher Finds New Urgency for Climate Solution in Tree Recovery Lag

Aug 19, 2018 Professor David Breshears says trees are failing to keep up with frequency of droughts.

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Aug 17, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells

Aug 16, 2018 Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.

Arizona Utility Company Customers Advised to Boil Water

Aug 16, 2018 The notice was issued Wednesday for a town 40 miles east of Yuma.

Vital Reservoir Lake Mead OK for Now, But Shortages Loom

Aug 16, 2018 A forecast suggests climate and demand could drain so much water cutbacks would be necessary.

UA Tree-Ring Research Narrows Window for Massive Bronze Age Eruption

Aug 16, 2018 Newer methods helped close the gap on an ancient explosion that dimmed the sun across the Eastern Mediterranean.

Potential New Coal Plant Operator Offers Few New Details

Aug 15, 2018 The Chicago-based company said it would run the plant at 44 percent of capacity to make it more economical.

Monsoon Lightning Zaps Tucson Weather Radar Tower

Aug 14, 2018 Forecasters used work-arounds during weekend thunderstorms.

Horseshoe Bend Undergoes Changes to Manage Growing Crowds

Aug 13, 2018 Parking restrictions and a new viewing deck are part of efforts to accommodate a projected 2 million visitors this year.

Endangered Condors to be Released in Northern Arizona

Aug 13, 2018 The captive-bred birds of prey will be released atop the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs in Northern Arizona.

Arizona Sides With Developer in Water-Use Dispute

Aug 10, 2018 The long-standing lawsuit revolves around a proposed 7,000-home development in Sierra Vista, near the San Pedro River.

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