Nature and Environment

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Dec 16, 2013 Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Home Energy Efficiency Renovations Still Pricey for Most

Dec 16, 2013 Although the price of solar and other renewable energy systems have declined steadily over the years, the up-front cost usually isn’t an amount that people can just dish out.

AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability

Dec 9, 2013 Recently acquiring buffalo grass, artificial turf has been a growing trend to save water, other resources.

UA Biologist Captures Unusual Animal Behavior on Camera

Dec 9, 2013 After scouring endless hours of footage, Pacifica Sommers began to notice something a little odd: a dancing mouse.

Raising Urban Chickens Interests Tucson Residents

Dec 4, 2013 City has a small but growing community of people who raise chickens in backyards; local school uses them for learning purposes.

Experts: Building Preservation Good Environmentally, Culturally

Dec 2, 2013 A look at the Historic Y, what's become; members of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation discuss restoring historic buildings.

Event Recycles Hundreds of Gallons of Old Cooking Oil

Nov 26, 2013 Green Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving; people can drop off used oil which can then also be converted into biodiesel.

Tucson Nonprofit, Officials Collaborate to Preserve Water

Nov 25, 2013 Watershed Management, Mayor Rothschild, Dept. of Transportation help pass green streets policy requiring new roadway development designed to capture storm water.

AZ Week: Talks of AZ Water Crisis, Officials Search for Solutions

Nov 22, 2013 Existing supplies may not suffice in future; issues raised about where, how state will find more.

Patagonia Group Hopes to Restore Water Flow, Wildlife

Nov 22, 2013 They have introduced more than 2,600 plants this last year, all grown from seed, member of Borderlands Restoration.

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013 Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

Northwest Farmer Raises Heritage Turkeys

Nov 18, 2013 Hobby farmer Marcia Lincoln is involved in every aspect of birds' life; sells turkey meat, eggs.

Desert Bighorn Sheep Return to Santa Catalinas

Nov 18, 2013 31 animals gathered from Yuma are released into Pusch Ridge wilderness Monday; 60 more coming.

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Nov 12, 2013 Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

UA Researchers Study Climate Change Effects In Amazon Trees

Nov 7, 2013 University scientists part of international research team; recently wrapped up field work in Peru.

Abundance of Wildlife, Nature in Heart of Desert

Oct 28, 2013 Sabino Canyon is a popular destination for locals, tourists, nature enthusiasts as it has exquisite landscapes every season of the year.

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