Nature and Environment

Hearings Begin to Determine Rooftop Solar Buyback Rate

Oct 23, 2017 Arizona Corporation CCommission staff will spend as much as two weeks in Tucson gathering evidence for the rate case.

Episode 160: Schools to Zoos — What's On the Ballot

Oct 20, 2017 A look at the initiatives up for approval; and the reintroduction of prairie dogs in Arizona grasslands.

Report: Climate Change, Budget Limitations Making U.S. Wildfires Worse

Oct 20, 2017 Lack of political urgency and social push stand in way of addressing the problem, historian says.

Southern Arizona Can Expect a Mild Winter Despite Recent Heat Records

Oct 20, 2017 Warm and dry, for the southern half of the country, but not enough to break the top 10, meteorologists predict.

Summer Fire Destroys Habitat, Food of Endangered Red Squirrel

Oct 19, 2017 A census found a dramatic decrease in the population of the Mount Graham red squirrel following the Frye Fire.

NASA: Spike In Atmospheric CO2 Related To El Nino

Oct 18, 2017 A vicious cycle might await if future climates reflect similar conditions of heat and drought.

Jobs, Environment and Crime are Key for Ward 6 Candidates

Oct 17, 2017 Central Tucson Council race features incumbent Democrat, Republican and Green Party challengers.

TEP to Buy Electricity Generated by Natural Gas from Gila Bend Plant

Oct 16, 2017 New deal includes option to buy the unit outright within the next three years.

A 1960s Documentary Hidden for Decades - Now Revealed in Tucson.

Oct 13, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Should honorably discharged veterans be able to get their citizenship and military benefits restored after trouble with the law? And, a local artist's adventures canoeing with alligators in a Florida river.

The Art of Paying Attention: Alligators

Oct 13, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares her adventures paddling with the Myakka River's most famous inhabitants.

Bisbee Fires Back on Legislator's Challenge to Plastic-Bag Ban

Oct 12, 2017 Memorandum claims the law is necessary to uphold another constitutional provision and is not a statewide concern.

Fixes to Nogales Pipeline First in Long List of Repairs, Official Says

Oct 11, 2017 The 42-year-old sewer line has Nogales and a water commission arguing over responsibility.

UA Researcher Develops Snake Bite Treatment

Oct 10, 2017 Novel combination of carbon monoxide and iron delays venom's damaging effects.

Wildlife Managers Moving Large Lizards out of Freeway Project's Path

Oct 9, 2017 The relocations of chuckwallas will continue until construction starts next year.

Episode 158: Two Countries and the Future of the Colorado River

Oct 6, 2017 Also, a controversial UA honors dorm; a DOJ policy change affecting local police; and a preview of Tucson Meet Yourself.

Park Service Seeking Tips in Saguaro Shooting

Oct 6, 2017 Vandals broke multiple laws by shooting a protected plant in a national park.

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