Nature and Environment

Ozone Warning Issued as Temperatures Set to Exceed 110 Degrees

Jun 19, 2017 The weather system that is bringing the heat also prevents pollutants from leaving the air.

Reid Park Zoo Closing Early This Week Due To Soaring Temperatures

Jun 19, 2017 The zoo wants to focus on caring for the animals throughout high-heat days, to resume normal hours Saturday.

Changing Conditions Prompt Differing Predictions from Water Managers

Jun 19, 2017 One report says a water shortage in Arizona is less than two years away.

Episode 142: TUSD Searches for Next Superintendent

Jun 16, 2017 Also, Rosemont mine gets US environmental OK; opponents say they'll continue resisting.

Harvesting a Sonoran Desert Delicacy: The Cholla Bud

Jun 16, 2017 Learn how to forage for cholla buds and process them for consumption.

Right in Your Backyard: Foraging for Food in the Sonoran Desert

Jun 16, 2017 This week we learn to harvest cholla buds, speak with expert Gary Nabhan and visit an urban farm that's doing a lot more than growing vegetables.

Heat and Ozone Levels Forecast to Rise in Tucson

Jun 14, 2017 Air pollutant could be at elevated levels through Friday; hot temperatures will last through the weekend.

Wildfire Crews Gaining Upper Hand in Cochise County

Jun 14, 2017 Lizard Fire's growth slows; two-thirds of fire's perimeter now contained.

Containment Expands on Wildfire East of Tucson

Jun 13, 2017 Lizard fire surpasses 15,000 acres; officials report optimism in slowing it.

Cochise County Fire at 15K Acres, 15% Contained

Jun 12, 2017 'Hard evacuation' notice issued for area around Cochise Stronghold.

Winds Drive Cochise County Wildfire to 14,900 Acres

Jun 10, 2017 Brush, grass scorched, power line threatened; containment at 5 percent.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Jun 9, 2017 Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Planting Fish to Kill Mosquitoes: 'This Is Historical'

Jun 8, 2017 Endangered fish species going into swimming pool to eat larvae.

Rosemont Mine Takes Step Forward with Forest Service Approval

Jun 7, 2017 More permitting and approval must go through before operations can begin.

As Heat Returns, Officials Urge Safety

Jun 6, 2017 Normal summer weather patterns in Southern Arizona can be fatal.

Climate Scientist: Leaving Paris Accord Bad for Southwest

Jun 1, 2017 The region is already experiencing the effects of global warming, says Valerie Trouet.

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