Nature and Environment

Roses Compete in Annual Event

Apr 28, 2014 At the show, entrants go head-to-head in different categories, including rose photography and arrangements.

County Officials Seek Bond to Revitalize Agua Caliente Park

Apr 28, 2014 Water levels at record lows due to prolonged drought; if it gets green light, voters will see proposal on 2015 ballot.

Harvesting Cholla Buds

Apr 24, 2014 For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

Apr 21, 2014 The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Apr 18, 2014 Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California

Apr 15, 2014 The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

Apr 14, 2014 AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Pima County Could Seek Mitigation for Pipeline Construction

Apr 8, 2014 Environmental Impact Statement for Kinder-Morgan's Sierrita Pipeline didn't find major negative impacts; County administrator says it could create second smuggling corridor.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Apr 4, 2014 Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Navajo Nation Gets $1B for Uranium Mines Cleanup

Apr 4, 2014 Money part of a $5.15B settlement that the federal government reached with a petroleum company to blame with contaminated sites nationwide.

Climate Change Threatens AZ Water Supply, UN Report Says

Mar 31, 2014 “...changes are already occurring in the Southwest...with increased warming, these problems will only get worse," says UA professor, one of study's authors.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Mar 31, 2014 Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert

Mar 24, 2014 Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.

Morelos Dam Water Begins Flowing Into CO River Delta

Mar 24, 2014 Floodgates were opened Sunday, part of a pilot project to release water from the Colorado River into its parched delta in Baja California, Mexico.

As Fire Season Approaches, Yarnell Tragedy Examined

Mar 19, 2014 "For all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don't think it taught the fire community anything," argues Stephen Pyne, fire historian at ASU.

Sierra Vista Aims to Conserve Water, Save San Pedro River

Mar 17, 2014 Town trying to lower water use because if source dries up heart of community's economy, Fort Huachuca, could close.

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