Nature and Environment

It's Not Just for the Birds

May 21, 2015 Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

Brush Fire Near Sonoita at 2,000 Acres, 20% Contained

May 21, 2015 RV blaze was starting point Wednesday, State Route 83 remains open but motorists cautioned.

Arizona Wildfire Season is Late; Still Coming and May Be Bad

May 20, 2015 Desert regions could face worst fires because of growing vegetation, followed by dryness.

Forest Restoration Initiative Promises Hundreds of Jobs

May 19, 2015 Plan will rehabilitate more than 500,000 acres of Northern Arizona woodlands

Air Force OKs More Training Flights in Tucson Skies

May 18, 2015 Years-long assessment concludes added aircraft won't be harmful to environment.

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program Tackles Inbreeding

May 18, 2015 Politics aside, genetics raise issues in plans to re-populate Southwestern wildlands.

Report: Improved Municipal Water Use in Colorado Basin

May 18, 2015 But long-term planning needed to deal with inevitable shortages as demand on river grows.

Where's the Heat? Tucson's Weather Is Topsy-Turvy

May 15, 2015 Friday forecast calls for high of 75 in Old Pueblo, chance of rain; normal high is 90 degrees.

Senate Committee Wants Border Patrol Access Expanded

May 6, 2015 Agency would no longer need permits to reach wildlife refuges, parks and military property.

Pima County Boosts Solar Electricity Usage

May 6, 2015 Supes unanimously approve 11 new solar installations on county property

Free Compost Available for Tucson Gardeners

May 4, 2015 The city will offer the soil booster at Randolph and Udall Parks this week

Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe

Apr 30, 2015 Spring storm systems are delaying start, but dry fuels are still abundant

Faced with Cuts, 'Camp Cooper' Turns to Public for Help

Apr 28, 2015 The camp will lose about half of $200,000 staffing budget next year

Meetings Set on Development Plan Near Grand Canyon

Apr 28, 2015 Builder wants guest ranch, hotels, retail outlets, hundreds of houses near South Rim entrance.

National Parks Add Millions to Arizona Economy

Apr 24, 2015 Annual report shows $837 million spent at area National Parks in 2014

Arizona Spotlight for April 24th, 2015

Apr 23, 2015 Director Kirby Dick discusses making "The Hunting Ground" about sexual assault on college campuses; Tucson High alumni celebrate their 70th class reunion; ecologist, author and MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan shares his love of growing things.

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