Nature and Environment

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Jul 29, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Jul 27, 2016 Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Jul 26, 2016 Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Jul 21, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Jul 21, 2016 Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

Jul 21, 2016 State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

National Parks at 100: Will Next Century Diversify Visitors?

Jul 20, 2016 Programs in the works to get more people of color, younger Americans to visit parks.

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Jul 19, 2016 Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

Jul 14, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Jul 14, 2016 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

Grand Canyon Trust Creates Plan for Climate Change

Jul 11, 2016 'Southwest right in climate crosshairs ... a hotspot of projected change,' official says.

Petition Calls for New Grand Canyon National Monument

Jul 7, 2016 Environmentalists and Native Americans deliver 500,000 signatures to White House.

Will High-Tech Cameras Replace Humans in Mountain Lookouts?

Jul 5, 2016 'Old-school' Arizona forest managers resist changeover, preferring human touch.

Tucson Recorded 1.59 Inches of Rain in June, Second Most

Jul 5, 2016 Rainfall total for month topped 1 inch two other times, including record 2.07 in 1938.

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, 2016 Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Three Years After Yarnell Fire, Sense of Loss Lingers

Jul 1, 2016 'Arizona Week' hears from hotshot still mourning his 19 fallen brethren.

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