Nature and Environment

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Aug 8, 2016 Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Weather Service: More Rain Soon, Drying Out by Week's End

Aug 2, 2016 The ground is saturated, causing flooding throughout Tucson Tuesday.

Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West to be distributed nationally through American Public Television

Aug 2, 2016 The documentary will be made available to Public Television stations who belong to APT Exchange

Drought May Hurt Female Trees More than Males: NAU Study

Aug 2, 2016 Male cottonwood, willow, juniper trees function better than females under stress.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Jul 29, 2016 Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Jul 29, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Jul 27, 2016 Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Jul 26, 2016 Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Jul 21, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Jul 21, 2016 Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

Jul 21, 2016 State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

National Parks at 100: Will Next Century Diversify Visitors?

Jul 20, 2016 Programs in the works to get more people of color, younger Americans to visit parks.

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Jul 19, 2016 Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

Jul 14, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Jul 14, 2016 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

Grand Canyon Trust Creates Plan for Climate Change

Jul 11, 2016 'Southwest right in climate crosshairs ... a hotspot of projected change,' official says.

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