Nature and Environment

NASA: Arctic Ice Photographed at Its Smallest on Record

Mar 28, 2016 Ice the size of 'two Texases' has disappeared in less than four decades, scientist says.

The Art of Paying Attention: White-Winged Doves

Mar 24, 2016 Artist Beth Surdut watches doves in her Tucson neighborhood play their version of "Pick up Sticks".

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Mar 24, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

How Did Arizona Hit 'Doughnut Hole' of El Niño Weather?

Mar 18, 2016 Arizona Week looks at what happened to predicted rainfall, what it means for future.

'Promotoras' Enlisted to Grow Rainwater Harvest

Mar 18, 2016 Latina community health educators hope to bring about greater awareness.

Forecasters Predict Arizona Will Return to Drought Conditions

Mar 17, 2016 El Niño’s rains went north to Sierras and Pacific Northwest

Praise and Pushback for Oak Flat Historic Designation

Mar 16, 2016 Native American sacred site sits atop proposed Resolution Copper Mine.

Prescribed Burns Under Way to Prepare for Active Fire Season

Mar 15, 2016 Two controlled fires on 30,000 acres will clear dry vegetation in Galiuro Mountains.

Tree Rings, Shipwrecks Aid in Hurricane Understanding

Mar 8, 2016 Climate change affects ocean storms, says researcher looking at 500 years of data.

Bill Would Loosen Restrictions on Electronic Billboards

Mar 4, 2016 Astronomers worried that it will lead to incremental loss of dark skies.

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Mar 3, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

Bighorn Sheep Population Grows in Santa Catalinas

Mar 1, 2016 The program to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Catalina Mountains is about two and a half years old.

Jaguar Video Rekindles Debate over Santa Ritas Land Use

Feb 26, 2016 Endangered animal habitat and mining both a part of the range south of Tucson.

A Little Belleville Visits Tucson

Feb 25, 2016 Oscar-nominated composer Benoit Charest accompanies the film "The Triplets of Belleville" with music played on vacuum, refrigerator, and newspaper.

Does Growing Wheat in the Desert Use Too Much Water?

Feb 22, 2016 Much more efficient than in decades past, farmers and researchers say.

$5.9M for Water Conservation Near Fort Huachuca

Feb 22, 2016 Tucson non-profit Arizona Land and Water Trust will get federal money.

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