Nature and Environment

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.

Biosphere 2 Raising Money for Sea of Cortez Small Scale Replica

Mar 14, 2014 The researching facility has until April 22 to raise $100K to turn a 9,000-square-foot tank into living model of Gulf of California's oceanic environment.

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Mar 7, 2014 Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans.

US, Mexico Cooperate to Restore Flow of Water to CO River Delta

Mar 5, 2014 Water hasn’t flowed regularly in the once-lush delta since 1960; Starting March 23, 105,000 acre-feet will be release from the Morelos Dam bordering Yuma.

Fish, Plants, Water Combined in Method, May Help Feed People

Mar 3, 2014 More Tucson residents are experimenting with aquaponics systems in their homes or businesses.

'Maker Movement' Growing in Tucson, Communities Globally

Feb 24, 2014 More local residents getting into making stuff; 2 organizations participate in first-ever event promoting such craft.

Local Group Looks Into Nest Boxes to Help Urban Birds

Feb 17, 2014 Tucson Audubon Society's pilot project explores whether such would be a good idea for some species, known to use cavities for nests.

AZ Week: Sides Weigh in on Bighorn Sheep Controversy

Feb 14, 2014 Efforts to return species to Santa Catalinas has wide opposition after lions kill sheep, game agents kill lions.

Former UA Biology Student Aims to Conserve Freshwater Fish

Feb 10, 2014 Zeb Hogan, now host of "Monster Fish" on National Geographic Channel, explores rivers all around the world.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Feb 4, 2014 Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Remnants of Volcanoes Across AZ, Geologist Says

Feb 3, 2014 In Arizona's geologic history, there have been several major periods of volcanic activity, last one between 15-30 million years ago.

EPA Proposes Pollution Control for 6 AZ Facilities

Jan 28, 2014 Federal plan to limit emission such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide; agency holding public hearing Feb. 25 in PHX, Feb. 26 in Tucson.

Local Kids Benefit from Nationally Recognized Ecology Program

Jan 6, 2014 Manzo Elementary School's sustainable infrastructure, projects also yield academic results in math, science.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Dec 16, 2013 Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

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