Nature and Environment

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.

Photos: Storm Drops Snow on Southern Arizona

Jan 2, 2019 Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for the region until 5 p.m.

Grand Canyon National Park, Turning 100, Works With Tribes to Tell Their Stories

Jan 1, 2019 The agency is collaborating with 11 tribes in advance of the park's centennial next year.

Charting a New Course for Water Supply in the Southwest

Dec 28, 2018 Water managers in Colorado River Basin states spent much of 2018 working on drought contingency plans.

Trump Proposal Could Strip Arizona Waterways of Pollution Protections

Dec 21, 2018 Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could impact 96 percent of the state's waterways, official says.

Study: Slow Growth Ahead for the Forests of the Southwest

Dec 21, 2018 The UA report shows a decline in productivity in the 21st century as the climate warms.

Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus

Dec 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Center for Compassion Studies; NASA pioneer Dee O'Hara interview; Adiba Nelson talks "From Period to Postpartum"; holiday traditions old and new.

See Bald Eagles Nesting Outside of Phoenix Through Live Camera

Dec 19, 2018 Arizona Game and Fish has set up a camera to catch the daily activities of the eagles at Lake Pleasant.

Fear And Grieving in Las Vegas: Colorado River Managers Struggle With Water Scarcity

Dec 18, 2018 Water managers were supposed to finish drought contingency plans by the end of the year. They're likely to miss that deadline.

Researcher: Climate Change Could Worsen Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dec 17, 2018 UA professor says globalization and increasing transportation also speed the spread of such diseases.

Tucson-Based Nonprofit to Run Shuttles at Sabino Canyon

Dec 17, 2018 The Regional Partnering Center plans to use gas vehicles at first and switch to an all-electric fleet.

State parks projects under review due to delays, cost hikes

Dec 17, 2018 Leadership is reviewing all projects in the wake of complaints that led to the ouster of the previous director.

Four Years After Water Released Into Colorado River, Benefits Continue

Dec 17, 2018 Environmental groups now have a "toolkit" for bringing life back to the delta.

Top Water Official Gives States Deadline for Colorado River Drought Deal

Dec 14, 2018 A final deal will require federal legislation and approval by the Arizona Legislature.

Development and the San Pedro

Dec 13, 2018 The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

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