Nature and Environment

Drought Hangover Likely to Deplete Spring Runoff, Report Says

Jan 17, 2019 Despite "OK" snowpack, the hot and dry conditions of 2018 put the Southwest in a drought hangover.

Climate Change Endangering Arizona's Natural Resources, Prof Says

Jan 14, 2019 Stuart Marsh wants policymakers to understand links between natural resources and the environment

Ducey Aims for Bipartisan Tone in State of State

Jan 14, 2019 The governor led his speech with water and the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan.

Conference Brings Discussion of Mining Industry's Future in Arizona

Jan 10, 2019 The governor's moratorium on regulations could bring more mining development to the state.

Author Sees Food Systems as a Way to Unite People

Jan 10, 2019 Tucson resident says communities across the country are joining forces for the common good.

Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown

Jan 8, 2019 Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.

Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise in Mexico

Jan 3, 2019 The illegal hunting of the totoaba fish swim bladders is considered the leading threat to the vaquita marina.

The City Will Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Which Can Become a Fire Risk

Jan 3, 2019 The TreeCyle Program will mulch trees, which eventually become a hazard even when watered.

Chiricahua National Monument Closes to Visitors

Jan 3, 2019 Officials cite "health and safety concerns" on day 12 of shutdown.

Hard-Freeze Warning Issued for Tucson Metro Area

Jan 2, 2019 Counties southeast of Tucson can expect even harsher temperatures.

Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

Jan 2, 2019 The shutdown has left parks without many of the employees who monitor campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.

Photos: Storm Drops Snow on Southern Arizona

Jan 2, 2019 Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for the region until 5 p.m.

Grand Canyon National Park, Turning 100, Works With Tribes to Tell Their Stories

Jan 1, 2019 The agency is collaborating with 11 tribes in advance of the park's centennial next year.

Charting a New Course for Water Supply in the Southwest

Dec 28, 2018 Water managers in Colorado River Basin states spent much of 2018 working on drought contingency plans.

Trump Proposal Could Strip Arizona Waterways of Pollution Protections

Dec 21, 2018 Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could impact 96 percent of the state's waterways, official says.

Study: Slow Growth Ahead for the Forests of the Southwest

Dec 21, 2018 The UA report shows a decline in productivity in the 21st century as the climate warms.

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