Nature and Environment

Homemade Cisterns Help Harvest Rain

Sep 30, 2013 A group of friends helped each other design, build rain harvesting mediums inspired by water-saving efforts in rural Thailand.

Energy Plan May Reduce Costs for CAP Water Delivery

Sep 25, 2013 Power plant near Page, AZ subject to clean air standards, group working to make those changes affordable, keep plant open.

New Site Shows Statewide, Local Maps of Natural Hazards

Sep 24, 2013 Site is a compilation of data on earthquakes, faults, earth fissures and wildfires in AZ, resources on how to prepare for these.

Locals Promote Rainwater Harvesting In Creative Forms

Sep 23, 2013 With scarce rainfall and arid conditions, this method is becoming more popular in Tucson, Southwest desert.

'Weird Plants' Flourish in Tucson

Sep 16, 2013 Curious adaptations to arid environments draw collectors from hobbyists to the horticulturally obsessed.

Monsoons Cut Fire Season Short; Longer Outlook Grim

Sep 16, 2013 100,000 acres burned in AZ this year, but heavy winter rains, snow needed to lessen future danger.

Researchers Find New Scorpion Species in Catalinas

Sep 10, 2013 This is the second time a new species is found in the mountains, which is unusual; unclear of how venomous creature is.

Local Parks Help Preserve Southeast AZ Native Butterflies

Sep 9, 2013 Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens create botanical displays to attract, protect the colorful creatures.

AZ Research Ranch Showcases Local Grasslands

Sep 6, 2013 Hundreds of native plants, animals depend on these diverse ecosystems; visitors allowed on limited basis.

Pima County, UA Working to Eradicate Invasive Bullfrogs

Sep 4, 2013 Species has been threatening native frogs, toads, wildlife in central Tucson restoration area.

Historic Park's Pond Drying Because of Drought

Aug 29, 2013 Distinctive desert-meets-swamp characteristic of Tucson's Agua Caliente Park is slowly disappearing.

NPR: Water Flows Will Be Reduced on Colorado River

Aug 16, 2013 Water shortages in AZ, other lower basin states could begin as early as 2016, Bureau of Reclamation says.

Arizona Universities Praised for Green Efforts

Aug 14, 2013 State schools receive high ranks in recent list of environmentally friendly colleges; UA highest of the three.

AZ Politicians Protest Federal Decision on Yarnell Aid

Aug 12, 2013 Governor, House speaker take to Phoenix airwaves to express anger at rejection of disaster declaration for fire.

Suspect Charged in Saguaro National Park Vandalism

Jul 31, 2013 16-year-old boy alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on 11 saguaros, other spots in May.

Feds Hold Jaguar Sanctuary Meeting

Jul 30, 2013 Public invited to Sierra Vista gathering Tuesday; state game officials oppose plan to set aside 1,300 sq. miles.

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