Nature and Environment

Tucson Water Filters Out Firefighting Chemicals

Mar 1, 2019 The director said the solution used existing filters to reduce perfluorinated compounds.

The Drought Plan and Water Conservation

Feb 28, 2019 As the second and final deadline looms, we revisit the drought contingency plan with a focus on water conservation.

Kwame Alexander's Love Affair with Words

Feb 27, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Charles J. Babbitt's new guide for birding in Arizona; and, what's happening to planet Earth's insects?

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Feb 26, 2019 Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Western Wildlife Agencies Finalize Monarch Butterfly Plan

Feb 25, 2019 The group, which includes Arizona Game and Fish have a conservation plan for the butterflies, which have seen plummeting populations.

An Unusual Tucson Sight: Snow in the City

Feb 22, 2019 While multiple feet blanketed the mountains, flakes were falling on the city Friday morning.

Flowers and Fire: Rain a Double-Edged Sword in the Desert

Feb 22, 2019 While moisture can mean impressive wildflower blooms, recent rains are fueling invasive species that feed wildfires.

UA Scientist Looks At Significance of Small-Scale Social Life

Feb 22, 2019 Finding clues to human intelligence in behavior of bees and ants

Snow Storm Closes Arizona Schools, Clinics

Feb 21, 2019 A record-breaking storm hit north-central Arizona on Thursday.

Bill That Nearly Scuttled Drought Plan Shelved

Feb 20, 2019 The Arizona House Speaker pulled the bill after a lengthy hearing.

Tucson's Wet Winter Continues

Feb 20, 2019 The city of Tucson expects more rain in town and snow on the mountains.

Climatologist: Nothing Too Unusual About Arizona's Recent Weather

Feb 18, 2019 Residents of the state shouldn't be surprised about the precipitation, as it's basically where it should be.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

Feb 15, 2019 A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

Experts: Southwestern US Sees Some Drought Relief

Feb 15, 2019 Though climate scientists warn recent moisture isn't enough to relieve worries over the long-term water supply.

In Sonora, Hunting Means Big Business and Conservation

Feb 12, 2019 State officials are estimating up to $30 million in economic impact this season.

What is Happening With the Colorado River Drought Plans?

Feb 7, 2019 Five states are done, but California and Arizona failed to meet a federal government deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.

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