Nature and Environment

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.

Ak-Chin Tribe Finds Alternative Water Source

Jul 27, 2013 Treatment plant makes water from Colorado River via Central Arizona Project clean, drinkable.

Storm Closes Roads, Snarls Traffic, Damages School

Jul 26, 2013 Power poles down on South Side; up to one inch of raifall reported in some spots.

Proposed Barriers Along Border Could Harm Wildlife

Jul 24, 2013 The issue has raised flags among environmentalists, who argue it could be devastating to the area's natural surroundings.

AZ Nature Festivals Can Boost Local Economy

Jul 24, 2013 Birding events in Tucson, Sierra Vista attract visitors from around the state and country.

Tucson Buying More Solar Power from TEP

Jul 23, 2013 Corporation Commission vote allows city government to expand from 4% renewable energy to 10%.

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Jul 23, 2013 Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

Local Groups Bring Underprivileged Kids Outdoors

Jul 17, 2013 Organizations take them on trips they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise.

Survey Finds Air Quality Important to Community

Jul 11, 2013 Pima County's campaign has received positive response from people, survey found.

Yarnell Fire 100% Contained

Jul 11, 2013 U.S. Forest Service said the blaze that killed 19 Prescott firefighters ceased late Wednesday night.

New Insect-Based Protein Bar Promotes Water Sustainability

Jul 11, 2013 Crickets could be an uprising culinary delicacy.

AZ Sky Island Region: One of Most Diverse in US

Jul 9, 2013 Home to a variety of organisms, such as beetles, scorpions and crickets.

Mt. Lemmon Blaze Grows Slowly, to 280 Acres

Jul 3, 2013 50% contained, but flareups reported when high winds hit area near Molino Basin overnight Tuesday.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Jul 3, 2013 Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.

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