Nature and Environment

Episode 306: Face to Face With a Jaguar

Mar 10, 2017 Understanding the big cat and its range in Southwest has grown with recent sightings.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Mar 8, 2017 Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

A Q&A With Author Stephen Pyne

Mar 7, 2017 Pyne, who will be at the Tucson Festival of Books, has penned a series on wildfire based on region.

Navajo Nation Maps Drought with NASA Satellites

Mar 7, 2017 Tool can help observation of vast area and diverse ecologies.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Mar 3, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Study: Higher Temps Affect Colorado River as Much as Precipitation

Feb 22, 2017 Research shows high temperatures took 500,000 acre-feet from river since 2000.

Wildlife Officials Pleased With Growing Mexican Gray Wolf Count

Feb 20, 2017 Wolf count rebounds to 113 after drop the previous year.

Arizona Scientists On Edge Over Trump Environment Promises

Feb 17, 2017 President promised to relax or eliminate many environmental protections.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Feb 16, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

Winter Rains, Snowfall Improve Arizona Water Picture

Feb 13, 2017 Many years of above normal precipitation still needed to recover from drought.

NASA: Measuring Dust Can Improve Snowmelt Predictions

Feb 13, 2017 Better data allow better forecasts, preparations for spring runoff to Colorado River.

2017: The Year of the Hummingbird

Feb 10, 2017 Tucson Audubon Society holds a big celebration for the little bird.

Record High Temps Expected Thursday, Friday in Tucson

Feb 9, 2017 Temperatures are forecast to be as much as 20 degrees above normal.

O'odham Leaders: Plan to Build Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Land

Feb 9, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA archaeologist shares new understanding of the Mayan civilization; Tucson author collects essays about Mormon women's experiences; Tucson Audubon Society pays tribute to hummingbirds.

Senator Flake Named Chair of Water, Power Resources Committee

Feb 6, 2017 Group will oversee water issues affecting Arizona and the Southwest.

The Art of Paying Attention: Behind the Scenes of The Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Feb 2, 2017 Photographers share the stories behind some of their favorite photos.

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