Nature and Environment

112 Degrees in Tucson? No Sweat!

Jul 25, 2018 Old Pueblo shrugs off record breaking heat

In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener

Jul 25, 2018 A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.

Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe

Jul 24, 2018 The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.

Southwest Sizzles as Temperatures Near 120 Degrees

Jul 24, 2018 This week promises to be one of the hottest of the year, with Phoenix breaking a daily record.

The Modern Toilet: A Contender for Water Conservation MVP

Jul 24, 2018 The toilet's rise to a central role in conservation included an act of Congress, logs of miso paste and some serious elbow grease.

Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data

Jul 24, 2018 Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.

Exploring the Dangers of Dust on I-10

Jul 23, 2018 Arizona 360 hears from a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

ADOT Project Aims to Prevent Dust-Related Crashes on I-10

Jul 23, 2018 How a new alert system will inform drivers sooner of an approaching dust storm.

Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses

Jul 23, 2018 Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.

Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project

Jul 23, 2018 The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Jul 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Attempt to Block Funding for Ironwood Forest Falls Short

Jul 19, 2018 Conservationists said the amendment would have paved the way to roll back its national-monument protections.

Navajo Nation Begins Negotiations With Possible New Coal Plant Owner

Jul 17, 2018 President Russell Begaye said Monday that an agreement with New York-based Avenue Capital could be in front of lawmakers by October.

Flagstaff Hit by Flooding Following Storm

Jul 16, 2018 The water resulted in stranded vehicles and traffic-light outages.

Havasu Falls-Area Flooding Forces 200 Evacuations

Jul 12, 2018 No injuries reported; the popular destination on tribal land is expected to be closed for more than a week.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Jul 12, 2018 Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

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