Nature and Environment

Large Pacific Storm Could Bring Heavy Rain to Southern Arizona

Aug 28, 2017 Storm forming south of the Baja Peninsula has strong chance of becoming a cyclone.

UA Increasing Access to Tumamoc Hill

Aug 28, 2017 Change likely to bring more hikers, but also protect environment.

Summer's Insects Draw Scientists to Southern Arizona

Aug 28, 2017 Hot and humid weather is optimal for exploring the outdoors.

The Future of a Link to the Past

Aug 25, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Local hip hop dance team scores at national contest; Pink Martini brings swanky sounds to Tucson; "Love Letters to the Library" returns; and a profile of an Arizonan who fought in the Vietnam War.

Exploring Ironwood Forest, Its Future Unclear

Aug 25, 2017 Visiting the national monument to understand the debate, and what's at stake.

Rare Whole Genome Duplication Gave Rise To Arizona Bark Scorpion

Aug 24, 2017 Research has found its origins in an abrupt and massive genetic event.

Pack Rats for Dinner, Anyone?

Aug 17, 2017 New cookbook encourages people to try out the rodent as a food source.

Water Managers: 'Zero' Chance of Colorado River Water Shortage Next Year

Aug 17, 2017 Federal officials say water levels in Lake Mead are not as low as they worried.

Forest Service Seeks Input on Arizona Trail

Aug 17, 2017 The agency is creating a comprehensive plan for the future of the 800-mile trail.

UA Opens Science Classes to the Community

Aug 14, 2017 The school is offering reduced tuition to attend lectures in many subjects.

Historic Migration: Arizona Elk Heading East to Restore West Virginia Herds

Aug 11, 2017 The elk are meant to rebuild a population that once roamed Appalachia.

Carbon Capture from Trees? It's All Downhill From Here, Study Says

Aug 11, 2017 UA research shows tall valley trees absorb more carbon from the atmosphere than trees on peaks.

Two At A Time: Cleanup Of Navajo Uranium Mines Slow

Aug 10, 2017 Incidence of kidney failure and cancer, linked to uranium contamination, increased; tribe has banned any mining activity.

Learning to Program a Driverless Car at the UA

Aug 8, 2017 A 10-week summer course meant to encourage students to continue studies in research-based graduate programs.

Scientists Look for Impact of Pollution from Pills in Wastewater

Aug 7, 2017 Difficult to filter, chemicals from drugs and personal-care products are of 'emerging concern' in waterways like the Santa Cruz River.

Episode 327: Repairing the Sewer Pipe Crossing the Border in Nogales

Aug 4, 2017 Plus: A bipartisan group with a health care agenda, and a look at the Port of Tucson and Arizona railroad history.

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