Nature and Environment

National Weather Service Wants Help Spotting Storms

Apr 24, 2017 Program helps meteorologists get view of incoming storms to make monsoon safer.

Record Numbers Visit Saguaro National Park, Mirroring National Trend

Apr 20, 2017 Report cites significant economic impact that parks have on gateway communities.

Wildfire Risk Goes Beyond Hottest Months, Officials Say

Apr 20, 2017 Officials from the Coronado National Forest and the National Park Service discuss conditions this year.

Above-Normal Flow to Be Released from Lake Powell

Apr 18, 2017 Water will go to Lake Mead for distribution to Arizona, California, Nevada.

Tucson Science Rally Gains Momentum as Earth Day Approaches

Apr 14, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Attorney General Sessions gives speech in Nogales; artist Lex Gjurasic stamps out reality; and Arizona's round-tailed ground squirrels get the attention they deserve.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Apr 13, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

Environmentalists, Rep. Grijalva Sue Over Border Wall

Apr 13, 2017 They want an environmental study before construction begins.

Winter Rains Diminish Desert Drought

Apr 11, 2017 Summer monsoon will determine if dry conditions return.

Search On For Suspect in Mount Lemmon Fire

Apr 10, 2017 Molino Fire burned 50 acres before being subdued.

Christian Climate Scientist: 'Facts Not Enough' in Dialogue

Apr 10, 2017 Texas climate expert will speak at UA this week, saying human values important in discussions.

'Smart' Agreements Leave More Water in Lake Mead, Regulators Say

Apr 6, 2017 Snow pack will add to reservoirs this spring, but the Colorado basin remains in a drought.

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Contained at 50 Acres

Apr 5, 2017 'Molino Fire' in brush, grassland led to closure of Mount Lemmon road.

Students Show off Science Skills at Annual Fair

Mar 31, 2017 More than 2,000 exhibits and activities for kids and adults at the Southern Arizona event.

Forest Service Gets OK to Seek Seasonal Firefighters, Despite Federal Hiring Freeze

Mar 28, 2017 The Forest Service has cut back on non-fire-related personnel.

Does Explosive Beetle Have Most Interesting Genome?

Mar 27, 2017 UA researchers hope to win crowd-sourced genome sequencing of the Sonoran Desert beetle.

Recharge Efforts Raise Groundwater Levels in Cochise County

Mar 27, 2017 About one billion gallons have been redirected to the recharge areas.

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