Nature and Environment

Tucsonans Use More Water After Hot Days, Not During

Jun 23, 2016 Water utility says data show Mondays after hot weekends are high-use days.

Missing Hiker Found Dead; 4th Victim of Record Heat Wave

Jun 20, 2016 Four deaths in Tucson area from 115-degree heat last weekend.

What Does Lake Mead's Record Low Level Portend for State?

Jun 17, 2016 'Arizona Week' explores current conditions, future prospects for key water supply.

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Jun 17, 2016 Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

Highest Temp in 21 Years Forecast for Tucson Sunday

Jun 17, 2016 High of 114 leads to excessive heat warning through Wednesday night.

The Swingin' Return of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Jun 16, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Wildfire season update; A-10 pilots compete for "Top Gun" status; and Dímelo introduces a woman who is glad she took a risk with learning to love her body.

Alternatives to Flood Irrigation Taking Hold in Pinal

Jun 16, 2016 Ak-Chin commiunity converts to sprinklers, drip, other methods to stretch water supply.

Excessive Heat Expected Sunday, Monday in Tucson

Jun 14, 2016 Temperatures are expected to top out around 113 in Tucson on Sunday.

Monsoon Arrives with Warning to Heed Closed Streets

Jun 13, 2016 Barriers at washes mean don't cross; those who do could be fined.

Forester: 'Active Wildfire Season Has Materialized'

Jun 10, 2016 Year-round fire season means 35 fires so far this year, scorching 30,000 acres.

Yarnell Fire at 3,300 Acres; More Residents Evacuated

Jun 10, 2016 Fire moving away from populated areas as it continues growing; U.S. 89 closed.

Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Jun 9, 2016 Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Jun 8, 2016 Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Grand Canyon Works Toward Dimming Its 5,000 Lights

Jun 7, 2016 Dark Sky Association grants provisional status, giving canyon 3 years to retrofit lights.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

May 26, 2016 Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

May 26, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

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