Nature and Environment

Bestselling authors unite to oppose book banning through an intriguing collaboration.

Feb 8, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Water in Utah is draining Laker Powell; How Ehrenberg, Arizona got its name; and seeing color for the first time.

Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University receives $1.9 million for wildfire smoke preparedness

Feb 6, 2024 EPA hopes to award over $10 million to nine recipients under new grant program

South32 Hermosa Project releases Mine Plan of Operations

Jan 31, 2024 Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement expected in May

Priscilla the Parrotfish brings the ocean plastic problem to the desert

Jan 30, 2024 An Oregon-based nonprofit makes sculptures entirely out of ocean plastic which are now on display in Tucson.

Celebrating Sonoran beauty through both science and art.

Jan 25, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona Theatre Company reveals "Intimate Apparel", starring Tracey N. Bonner, directed by Oz Scott.

Sandhill crane population remains higher than five and 10 year averages for the fourth year in a row

Jan 22, 2024 The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates that about 42,200 Sandhill cranes are in southeast Arizona for fourth year in a row

Local Tucson non-profit is fighting drought in back yards and public spaces

Jan 14, 2024 Tucson Clean and Beautiful's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program

ADEQ proposes Air Quality permit for Mine near Patagonia

Jan 14, 2024 Locals oppose the South32 Hermosa mine, state concerns of manganese exposure.

Atascosa Borderlands: Connecting the land, the wildlife, and the people.

Jan 11, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal on helping loved ones survive dark times; and, how do YOU pronounce "Sahuarita"?

Tucson man who started Molino II Fire ordered to pay restitution to United States Forest Service

Jan 8, 2024 Michael J. Sobcynski enters a plea agreement for using incendiary ammunition.

New jaguar spotted on trail camera in southeastern Arizona

Jan 8, 2024 The Center for Biological Diversity confirms it is the eighth jaguar documented in Arizona.

Tucson TreeCycle recycling program in effect for New Year holidays

Jan 3, 2024 Residents can bring their Christmas trees to city sites through January 15.

The Buzz: A legislative look-ahead at water and agriculture

Dec 22, 2023 The new legislative session is weeks away, so we look at the state's top water user.

New project developments underway for South32 Hermosa project

Dec 16, 2023 Mining company addresses community health, workforce development and transparency in Hermosa critical minerals project

Local leaders advocate swift action on EPA’s greenhouse gas standards for vehicles

Dec 13, 2023 Driving change: Calls for accelerated emission standards gain momentum as communities look to embrace cleaner, safer transportation solutions

Tucson to launch at-home composting program next year

Dec 12, 2023 Composting keeps harmful greenhouse gases out of landfills.

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