Nature and Environment

Initial Tests Show No Toxic Waste in San Pedro River

Sep 24, 2014 AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality sampled two areas Tuesday after alert that contamination from Mexican mine could potentially make its way north.

Increased Number of Training Flights Coming to Davis-Monthan

Sep 23, 2014 More air crews from global allies expected at Tucson Air Force base; noise increase minimal commander says.

Mexican Copper Mine Contamination Spills Into San Pedro River

Sep 22, 2014 Authorities in northern Mexico issue a binational alert over mine water leakage in creeks, streams.

Fire Prevention in the Chiricahuas

Sep 18, 2014 Chiricahua Mountains assist fire ecology research; they're the largest most biodiverse of Arizona's 'Sky Islands.'

Odile Veers to East, Sparing Tucson; Flooding in Nogales

Sep 18, 2014 Government, businesses were prepared, but worst never came about; much activity back to normal.

Tropical Storm Odile Bringing Heavy Rain to Tucson

Sep 16, 2014 Aside from flash flood dangers, water is mostly welcomed in Sonoran Desert after years of drought.

UPDATE: Arizona Storm Leaves 2 Dead; Statewide Emergency

Sep 8, 2014 Deaths in Tucson, Oracle Junction in flooded washes; major freeways closed most of Monday in Phoenix area.

Reid Zoo Baby Elephant Makes Media Debut

Aug 28, 2014 African elephant Semba gave birth to female calf last week; she weighed in at 245 pounds.

Reid Zoo African Elephant Gives Birth to Female Calf

Aug 21, 2014 Semba began going into labor last night to a baby weighing in at 245 pounds; she has not yet been given a name.

TEP Proposes No Up-Front Cost Solar Panel Installation Program

Aug 19, 2014 If Corporation Commission OKs, utility would be responsible for maintenance, customers would pay fixed monthly rate for 25 years.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Aug 14, 2014 Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Solar a Central Issue in Corporation Commission Republican Primary

Aug 13, 2014 2 commission seats up for grabs; four GOP candidates seek their party's nomination, face off two Democrats.

AZ Top in Nation for Solar Energy Per Capita

Aug 6, 2014 Study notes state policies such as Renewable Energy Standard have attracted more people to get clean energy; also pointed some setbacks in past year.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Jul 18, 2014 Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Bighorn Ram Rejoins Catalinas Herd

Jul 17, 2014 Arizona Game and Fish says his return bodes well for pack; good mating season, successful lambing season would bolster group.

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

Jul 17, 2014 It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

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