Nature and Environment

Mobile Unit Looks to Fight Treated Wastewater's 'Yuck' Reputation

Jul 24, 2017 Facility fits in a commercial truck trailer, and will be used as a public exhibit to build confidence in reclaimed drinking water.

Saguaro National Park Gets Funding for Education Center

Jul 24, 2017 The money will help build a new outdoor classroom.

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Coronado National Forest

Jul 20, 2017 Monsoon rains dampened the likelihood of blazes.

Understanding How Microbursts Are Formed

Jul 18, 2017 The high-velocity downbursts collapse roofs and uproot trees.

Monsoon Downpours Usher in Weed Season

Jul 18, 2017 But what is a weed? The answer is in the eye of the beholder.

Monsoon Brings Danger of Flash Flooding to Arizona

Jul 17, 2017 Meteorologist: Deadly event near Payson is an example of flash-flood dangers.

Parks Raising Price of Lifetime Pass for Seniors

Jul 17, 2017 The National Parks service will increase the fee from $10 to $80 in August.

Episode 146: Inside the New Sister Jose Women's Center

Jul 14, 2017 Also, Pima Community College after probation; Arizona Daily Star journalist Tom Beal retires; and climate change on Native American lands.

Panel to Look at How Tribes Are Adapting to Climate Change

Jul 12, 2017 Event is free and open to the public.

Monsoon Starts Late, Starts Strong

Jul 11, 2017 Tucson and southeast Arizona see the first significant, widespread rain in 'good start' to the season.

Episode 323: The Ebb and Flow of Water Predictions in Arizona

Jul 7, 2017 The state draws closer to an official shortage; techniques for water conservation that start at home.

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings "The Ella Century" to Tucson

Jul 7, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: water conservation today vs. water crisis tomorrow; Digna Theatre combines activism and art; and Tucsonans share simple stories about kindness.

Arizona Republicans Urge Closing of National Monuments

Jul 7, 2017 Three House representatives want some of Arizona’s national monuments to lose their status.

Conserving Water but Paying More? There's a Reason

Jul 6, 2017 Without water-saving practices, Tucsonans would be paying 11.7% more.

Containment a Struggle on Burro Fire

Jul 6, 2017 Fire managers state need to be thorough and cautious before declaring containment, now at 11 percent.

2017 Sees Hottest June on Record in Tucson

Jul 5, 2017 Average temperature of 89.7 degrees is the seventh hottest month on record.

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