Nature and Environment

Deadly Wildfire Continues Out of Control

Jul 2, 2013 Blaze that killed 19 firefighters has 'high' potential for growing beyond its 8,400 acres, officials say.

Prescott in Mourning: 19 Firefighters Killed

Jul 1, 2013 1,000 jam auditorium for memorial; tears, eulogies, prayers, moment of silence mark Sunday's tragedy.

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Burns 200 Acres

Jul 1, 2013 Blaze possibly caused by lightning Sunday evening continues to grow on site of Aspen Fire of decade ago.

19 Firefighters Killed in Wind-Swept Blaze Near Prescott

Jun 30, 2013 'Hotshot' crew members caught as they were forced to deploy fire shelters, state forestry spokesman reports.

'Excessive Heat' Warning Remains in Effect in AZ

Jun 30, 2013 Temperatures to 116 Sunday, with limited outdoor activity advised; monsoon coming, but not soon enough.

Desert Mystery: Queen of the Night Flower

Jun 27, 2013 Night-blooming cereus cactus blooms in dark for reasons unknown; May-July is its season.

Signs Point To Early Monsoon Rains

Jun 12, 2013 Forecaster predicts moisture will come not long after season's official start Saturday, similar to 2012.

60-Year-Old Desert Museum Keeps It Fresh

May 29, 2013 Mountain lion cub on exhibit after rescue from California

Future of Colorado River Discussed

May 28, 2013 Another dry year, more stress on dwindling water supply

Patagonia Wildfire 75% Contained

May 24, 2013 Mop-up beginning; flames no longer spreading

UPDATE: 'Significant Progress' on S. AZ Wildfire

May 23, 2013 Blaze near Patagonia 55% contained, at 10,775 acres, feds report

Dwindling Waterways Draw Scientists

May 22, 2013 Sonoran Institute researchers working on issues, raising awareness

Sabino Canyon: Desert Delight

May 15, 2013 Popular hiking, recreation area alive with color for spring

Buildings That Changed Tucson, 1783 to 2002

May 13, 2013 Tucson architect explains why four buildings encapsulate area's history

Horseshoe 2 Fire, Two Years Later

May 8, 2013 Chiricahuas blaze scorched 200,000 acres; recovery slow

S. AZ Ranchers Face Drought Without Help

May 8, 2013 Farm bill extension excludes needed emergency assistance

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