Nature and Environment

Excessive Heat Expected Sunday, Monday in Tucson

Jun 14, 2016 Temperatures are expected to top out around 113 in Tucson on Sunday.

Monsoon Arrives with Warning to Heed Closed Streets

Jun 13, 2016 Barriers at washes mean don't cross; those who do could be fined.

Forester: 'Active Wildfire Season Has Materialized'

Jun 10, 2016 Year-round fire season means 35 fires so far this year, scorching 30,000 acres.

Yarnell Fire at 3,300 Acres; More Residents Evacuated

Jun 10, 2016 Fire moving away from populated areas as it continues growing; U.S. 89 closed.

Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Jun 9, 2016 Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Jun 8, 2016 Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Grand Canyon Works Toward Dimming Its 5,000 Lights

Jun 7, 2016 Dark Sky Association grants provisional status, giving canyon 3 years to retrofit lights.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

May 26, 2016 Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

May 26, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

May 25, 2016 Crews in Coronado Forest's Catalina District say this is peak fire season.

Young Leaders in Tucson Tackle Environmental Challenges

May 23, 2016 One Young World Summit convenes 500 young adults at Biosphere 2.

Lake Mead at Lowest Level on Record, 37% Capacity

May 20, 2016 Further declines seen before upstream dam releases will build it again.

Tucson Water, Trash Rates Going Up, City Council Decides

May 17, 2016 City Council adopts water rate increase that takes median residential bill to $32.35.

Environmental Impact of Border Barriers in the Past Decade

May 16, 2016 Sierra Club publishes "11 Years of Lawlessness"

How Did Business Fare in Arizona Legislative Session?

May 12, 2016 Startups, sharing economy could profit; developers in Cochise County lose.

Ducey Vetoes Water Bills Affecting Cochise County

May 9, 2016 'I will not sign legislation that threatens Arizona’s water future,' he says in veto message.

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