Nature and Environment

AZ Top in Nation for Solar Energy Per Capita

Aug 6, 2014 Study notes state policies such as Renewable Energy Standard have attracted more people to get clean energy; also pointed some setbacks in past year.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Jul 18, 2014 Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Bighorn Ram Rejoins Catalinas Herd

Jul 17, 2014 Arizona Game and Fish says his return bodes well for pack; good mating season, successful lambing season would bolster group.

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

Jul 17, 2014 It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Part of Grand Canyon Bison Herd Recently Moved

Jul 17, 2014 19 animals taken back to their original home on Arizona Strip; more than 300 remain.

Tucson's Water Conservation Ideas Spread to Midwest

Jul 15, 2014 Can Minnesota learn from the Old Pueblo's water crisis?

Metro Week: 'Zoo Animals' Lives, Deaths Are Educational'

Jul 11, 2014 Reid Park meets national accreditation standards, teaches conservation.

2 AZ Congressmen Introduce Bills to Slow Air Quality Regulation

Jul 7, 2014 Legislation seeks to minimize work for states to get exemption to naturally-occuring violations.

Father of Perished Hotshot Aims to Improve Fire Shelters

Jun 30, 2014 David Turbyfill's 27-year-old son Travis died battling Yarnell Fire; says he doesn't want his son to have died in vain.

Metro Week: Fire Season Underway, Prep Began Months Ago

Jun 27, 2014 lookouts watch for smoke, districts help residents create "defensible space."

AZ Week: Year Since Yarnell Fire, 'Support's Been Overwhelming'

Jun 27, 2014 Town slowly recovers from deaths of 19 firefighters, property destruction, hopes to see community thrive anew.

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Jun 26, 2014 Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Jun 18, 2014 Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

Tucson Launching Compost Pilot Project

Jun 17, 2014 City teaming up with UA group, Tohono O'odham Nation to collect food waste, turn it into fertilizer.

When Wildfires Break Out, Smoke Jumpers First on Call

Jun 9, 2014 Jeff Davis, 77, spent nine fire seasons north of the Gila Natl. Forest chasing smoke; they put out fire, not with water but using tools such as shovels.

UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

May 27, 2014 Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

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