Nature and Environment

Ex-Arizona Regulator Charged With Bribery Heads to Trial

May 29, 2018 Gary Pierce and three others dispute the allegations in the influence-peddling case.

How Drought Impacts Wildlife in Southern Arizona

May 27, 2018 Arizona Game and Fish official discusses efforts to help wildlife access water during dry spells.

Old Electronics Piling Up? You Can Recycle Them at 'E-Waste' Event

May 25, 2018 Drive aims to keep unwanted computers and cell phones out of landfills.

To the Last Drop: Planning for Water Shortage

May 24, 2018 The forecast for the Colorado River is grim, and pressure is rising for states to reduce water usage.

Pulling Back the Curtain on "Oaf"

May 24, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Conserving water today to prevent a crisis in two years; Tucson readers share their best-loved novels for "The Great American Read"; the harmonious sounds created by Tibetan singing bowls.

Drought Drives Critical Summer Wildfire Forecast

May 24, 2018 Forestry officials are trying to get out in front of dry conditions brought on by dry conditions and other factors.

Tucson's Health is Below Average in Some Ways, Group Says

May 21, 2018 Health-data program rep says social and economic factors can have a big impact on the health of a city like Tucson.

100 Years of Stories: Arizona Centenarians

May 18, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are raises for Arizona teachers guaranteed?; how a little bird provided a clue about Arizona's changing climate; and visit "Saxorcism", an immersive music experience.

Climate Change is Making Droughts Worse In the Western US, Study Says

May 16, 2018 NASA scientist cites evidence of climate change's impact on drought likelihood, severity.

Pinery Fire Burns 12 Acres SE of Willcox

May 14, 2018 The Arizona Department of Forestry says the wildfire was human caused.

New Bill Would Keep Navajo Coal Plant Open

May 14, 2018 A U.S. Congressman from Arizona plans to introduce legislation to keep the Navajo Generating Station open.

Do You Tan or Burn? What Genes Say About Your Skin in the Sun

May 14, 2018 A genetic study could help predict who gets skin cancer, made more likely by severe childhood sunburns.

A Taste of Tucson History

May 10, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on Central American asylum seekers at the U.S. / Mexico border; using music to build community for America's homeless; learn about the traditions of Ramadan from a Tucson Muslim family

Federal Documents: Wall Likely to Adversely Impact Endangered Species

May 9, 2018 A FOIA request resulted in documents that appear to substantiate concerns of environmentalists and border communities.

Group Seeks to Protect Roundtail Chub in Arizona, New Mexico

May 8, 2018 The Center for Biological Diversity says the large minnow has been reduced to a fraction of its range.

Colorado River Forecast Worsens as Mountain Snow Starts to Melt

May 8, 2018 Tributaries in surrounding states are all projected to flow at below-average levels.

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