Nature and Environment

Event Recycles Hundreds of Gallons of Old Cooking Oil

Nov 26, 2013 Green Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving; people can drop off used oil which can then also be converted into biodiesel.

Tucson Nonprofit, Officials Collaborate to Preserve Water

Nov 25, 2013 Watershed Management, Mayor Rothschild, Dept. of Transportation help pass green streets policy requiring new roadway development designed to capture storm water.

AZ Week: Talks of AZ Water Crisis, Officials Search for Solutions

Nov 22, 2013 Existing supplies may not suffice in future; issues raised about where, how state will find more.

Patagonia Group Hopes to Restore Water Flow, Wildlife

Nov 22, 2013 They have introduced more than 2,600 plants this last year, all grown from seed, member of Borderlands Restoration.

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013 Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

Northwest Farmer Raises Heritage Turkeys

Nov 18, 2013 Hobby farmer Marcia Lincoln is involved in every aspect of birds' life; sells turkey meat, eggs.

Desert Bighorn Sheep Return to Santa Catalinas

Nov 18, 2013 31 animals gathered from Yuma are released into Pusch Ridge wilderness Monday; 60 more coming.

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Nov 12, 2013 Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

UA Researchers Study Climate Change Effects In Amazon Trees

Nov 7, 2013 University scientists part of international research team; recently wrapped up field work in Peru.

Abundance of Wildlife, Nature in Heart of Desert

Oct 28, 2013 Sabino Canyon is a popular destination for locals, tourists, nature enthusiasts as it has exquisite landscapes every season of the year.

Pot-Bellied Pigs Wait for New Parents At Local Sanctuary

Oct 21, 2013 Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is the home for unwanted, abused pot-bellied pigs; since its opening the animals have kept on coming.

Brewer Will Continue to Use State Money to Keep Grand Canyon Open

Oct 16, 2013 National park will remain open for another 9 days; AZ governor had until Weds to make decision, send funds to fed gov.

Jaguar Project in Sonora Working Hard to Protect These Felines

Oct 14, 2013 They're kept in rugged, isolated territory, where they're being protected from hunting or other human activity.

North AZ Towns Losing Millions Over Closure of Grand Canyon

Oct 10, 2013 Government shutdown costing the region about $12M, estimates say; town of Tusayan has felt much impact since most income comes from canyon's tourism.

Rangers Citing Grand Canyon Intruders in Shutdown

Oct 9, 2013 21 people caught trying to hike in or go past locked gates in national park closed by federal government.

African Birds Thrive in Phoenix

Oct 7, 2013 Population for the rosy-faced lovebirds, also known as the peach-faced lovebirds, has grown during the past few decades, as has its popularity.

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