Nature and Environment

Southern Arizona's Monsoon Starts Strong This Year

Aug 19, 2016 Rain totals in some places climbed above the normal level for an entire summer storm season.

Water to Keep Flowing to Arizona, Nevada from Colorado River, for Now

Aug 16, 2016 Despite record lows at Lake Mead, states aren't facing cutbacks in 2017

Rain Subsides, But Flooding, Dangerous Conditions Ongoing

Aug 9, 2016 Pima County Supervisor Bronson pulled from submerging car in north side wash.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect in Tucson Metro Area Tuesday

Aug 9, 2016 Streets flooded throughout area; authorities advise staying indoors, using caution.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Aug 8, 2016 Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Weather Service: More Rain Soon, Drying Out by Week's End

Aug 2, 2016 The ground is saturated, causing flooding throughout Tucson Tuesday.

Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West to be distributed nationally through American Public Television

Aug 2, 2016 The documentary will be made available to Public Television stations who belong to APT Exchange

Drought May Hurt Female Trees More than Males: NAU Study

Aug 2, 2016 Male cottonwood, willow, juniper trees function better than females under stress.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Jul 29, 2016 Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Jul 29, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Jul 27, 2016 Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Jul 26, 2016 Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Jul 21, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Jul 21, 2016 Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

Jul 21, 2016 State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

National Parks at 100: Will Next Century Diversify Visitors?

Jul 20, 2016 Programs in the works to get more people of color, younger Americans to visit parks.

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