Nature and Environment

Wildfire Crews Gaining Upper Hand in Cochise County

Jun 14, 2017 Lizard Fire's growth slows; two-thirds of fire's perimeter now contained.

Containment Expands on Wildfire East of Tucson

Jun 13, 2017 Lizard fire surpasses 15,000 acres; officials report optimism in slowing it.

Cochise County Fire at 15K Acres, 15% Contained

Jun 12, 2017 'Hard evacuation' notice issued for area around Cochise Stronghold.

Winds Drive Cochise County Wildfire to 14,900 Acres

Jun 10, 2017 Brush, grass scorched, power line threatened; containment at 5 percent.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Jun 9, 2017 Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Planting Fish to Kill Mosquitoes: 'This Is Historical'

Jun 8, 2017 Endangered fish species going into swimming pool to eat larvae.

Rosemont Mine Takes Step Forward with Forest Service Approval

Jun 7, 2017 More permitting and approval must go through before operations can begin.

As Heat Returns, Officials Urge Safety

Jun 6, 2017 Normal summer weather patterns in Southern Arizona can be fatal.

Climate Scientist: Leaving Paris Accord Bad for Southwest

Jun 1, 2017 The region is already experiencing the effects of global warming, says Valerie Trouet.

Team Maps Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise

Jun 1, 2017 Researchers are looking there for a 'gold mine' of information about changes and adaptations.

South Tucson to Receive $300K for Contaminated Sites

May 31, 2017 The funding will go to assessing "brownfield" sites to promote redevelopment in the city, the EPA says.

Heat May Have Killed Illinois Man West of Tucson

May 31, 2017 34-year-old's body found on hiking trail in Saguaro National Park West.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

May 31, 2017 Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Tucson Ranks Low in Public Park Availability

May 30, 2017 Trust for Public Land rankings show many Tucsonans do not have easy access to a park.

Cooling Stations Offer Urban Respite from Summer Heat

May 29, 2017 The sun can be deadly, but help is available in Tucson.

Fire Restrictions in Place As Holiday Weekend Approaches

May 24, 2017 Some campfires banned, also smoking and firing weapons.

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