Nature and Environment

Stargazing marvel: Saguaro National Park earns Urban Night Sky certification

Nov 14, 2023 International Dark-Sky Association taps park to join its cosmic club

Reviving Montezuma Pass: Sky Island Alliance's bold initiative to rewild decommissioned roads

Nov 11, 2023 From roads to rivers: volunteers unite to transform old paths into thriving wildlife corridors

BLM halts SunZia Transmission Project in Arizona amid concerns over cultural impact

Nov 9, 2023 A temporary suspension sparks consultations as the Bureau of Land management responds to cultural concerns, impacting a segment of the transmission project

"Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty"

Nov 8, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teachers are dealing with AI in classrooms; and a story of survival in plain sight from Children of the Holocaust.

Environmental groups raise concerns over proposed border road impact on endangered jaguars and critical habitat

Nov 8, 2023 Environmental groups say they want no new construction, in response to a proposed border road and its potential impact on endangered jaguars and other endangered and threatened species.

TEP's energy plan under review

Nov 7, 2023 Assessing Tucson Electric Power's path to carbon neutrality and natural gas debate

Fighting fire with fire: How prescribed burns protect forests in northern Arizona

Nov 6, 2023 The prescribed burns in Kaibab National Forest are part of the U.S. Forest Service’s 10-year wildfire crisis strategy, which aims to combat wildfires in high-risk forest landscapes.

That green lawn may not be so green: Gas-powered equipment are heavy polluters

Nov 5, 2023 Gas-powered lawn equipment in Arizona emitted 445,908 tons of carbon dioxide in 2020, the polluting equivalent of putting 98,162 cars on the road, a new report says.

University of Arizona leads the way in western environmental justice initiatives

Nov 3, 2023 Empowering communities and bridging gaps: UA's role in transforming environmental equity

Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives

Nov 3, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the intersection of preserving tribal heritage, defending precious resources and reforming mining laws.

Biologists are keeping a close eye on a rare Mexican wolf that is wandering out of bounds

Nov 3, 2023 This marks the second time the wolf — identified as F2754 — has ventured north.

Cattle grazing is ruining the habitat of 2 endangered bird species along Arizona river, lawsuit says

Nov 2, 2023 The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson targets seven grazing allotments spanning 15 miles along the Gila River.

U.S. Dep. of Energy announced federal support of three transmission projects

Oct 30, 2023 The Southline Transmission Project is one of the three projects and will span from Hidalgo County New Mexico to Pima County in Arizona.

The Buzz speaks with Tucson City Council candidates

Oct 27, 2023 Candidates see streets, crimes and homelessness as the city's top issues.

A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over uranium mining on ancestral homelands brought Biden to AZ

Oct 27, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the history of the Havasupai people's fight to stop uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

Federal officials say plan for water cuts from 3 Western states is enough to protect Colorado River

Oct 25, 2023 The U.S. Department of the Interior said in a statement that the risk of reaching critically low water elevations at Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the river's two key reservoirs, has gone down substantially.

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