Nature and Environment

Team Maps Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise

Jun 1, 2017 Researchers are looking there for a 'gold mine' of information about changes and adaptations.

South Tucson to Receive $300K for Contaminated Sites

May 31, 2017 The funding will go to assessing "brownfield" sites to promote redevelopment in the city, the EPA says.

Heat May Have Killed Illinois Man West of Tucson

May 31, 2017 34-year-old's body found on hiking trail in Saguaro National Park West.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

May 31, 2017 Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Tucson Ranks Low in Public Park Availability

May 30, 2017 Trust for Public Land rankings show many Tucsonans do not have easy access to a park.

Cooling Stations Offer Urban Respite from Summer Heat

May 29, 2017 The sun can be deadly, but help is available in Tucson.

Fire Restrictions in Place As Holiday Weekend Approaches

May 24, 2017 Some campfires banned, also smoking and firing weapons.

This Year's Monsoon Forecast: 'Clearly Mixed Signals'

May 24, 2017 Equal chance of above-normal and below-normal rain; higher temperatures expected.

TEP Deal to Provide Solar Electricity for 21K Homes

May 24, 2017 The array, to be finished in 2019, will be the largest in TEP's renewable energy portfolio.

Official on Pinal Fire: 'What Nature's Intended to Do'

May 19, 2017 Fire managers have been waiting for this kind of burn to help restore the forest.

Four Arizona Monuments Under Review

May 11, 2017 Department of Interior looking at 27 nationally and taking public input.

Electricity Restored to Tohono O'odham Nation after 2 Days

May 11, 2017 Weather-related outage started Monday evening; power was restored Wednesday evening.

Grand Canyon Considers Thinning Bison Herd

May 10, 2017 Park officials worried about damage done by up to 600 bison in the park.

Next Step for Rosemont Mine Approval Could Come in June

May 9, 2017 Coronado National Forest supervisor expected to sign record of decision in June.

Avra Valley I-11 Proposals Draw Opposition at Tucson Meetings

May 9, 2017 Citizens disagree with notion of building highway through deserts west of Tucson.

Mulberry Fire Slows After Burning 1,755 acres

May 8, 2017 Fire started Saturday; authorities say it is human caused.

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