Nature and Environment

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.

Inside the Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Feb 2, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: From the Women's March to a Political Movement; Géza Röhrig's Holocaust Remembrance

Satellites Reveal Shrinking Water, Bare Shorelines in Lower Grand Canyon

Feb 2, 2017 The drought-driven changes could affect recreation and wildlife.

At Arizona's Kartchner Caverns, Science Supports Stewardship — And Vice Versa

Feb 2, 2017 The Cochise County landmark is more than just a tourist draw.

Shrinking Lake Mead Water Levels Could Trigger Official Shortage

Feb 1, 2017 50 percent chance for cuts to water shares.

NAU Study: Some Success In Pine Forests With Managed Wildfires

Feb 1, 2017 Moderate-severity fires can restore historical conditions in certain areas.

Deep, Two-Mile Fissure Discovered Near Picacho Peak

Jan 25, 2017 Fissures are deep cracks in the earth caused by over pumping of groundwater.

Freeze Warning in Effect in Pima and Pinal Counties, O'odham Nation

Jan 24, 2017 Temperatures expected to be at or below freezing through Wednesday.

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