Nature and Environment

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.

Digging Deeper - 7,000 feet - into Arizona's Copper Mines

Feb 19, 2016 'Arizona Week' goes underground to check in on one of the state's largest industries.

How One Doctor Helps Patients Face Death; and Another Finds Music Instrumental to Happiness.

Feb 18, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: DImelo goes to Tumamoc Hill; and Beth Surdut puts hummingbird etiquette to use.

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Feb 18, 2016 Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

Where Are El Niño Rains? Maybe More, Come March

Feb 16, 2016 Weather pattern has also brought above-average temperatures to the region.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Feb 11, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Feb 11, 2016 Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Municipalities Would Get More Water Control Under Bill

Feb 9, 2016 Legislation exempts cities, towns from their counties' authority to limit development.

Raytheon Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Chase Hurricanes

Feb 4, 2016 Coyote provides weather data to NOAA, could assist in search and rescue

Jaguar Spotted on Video in Santa Rita Mountains

Feb 3, 2016 Jaguar habitat conservation group releases video of only known jaguar in United States

For Sale in Cochise County: How Much Water Is There?

Jan 28, 2016 Part 3:Land being bought for water, but is there enough to sustain, farms, towns economy?

Lawsuit: D-M Flights Numerous, Impact Wasn't Studied

Jan 26, 2016 Claim asks court to order environmental study of training flights at Tucson AF base.

Southern Arizona 'Drought-Free' for First Time in Five Years

Jan 25, 2016 Monsoon, El Niño bring plenty of moisture, but not enough to end being water smart.

Toxic Chemicals in State Recycled Less than Nationally

Jan 25, 2016 EPA's annual report tracks production, disposal of chemicals that harm health or environment.

State Wants to Reduce Wild Burro Herds Numbering 4,800

Jan 25, 2016 Federal agency says it must conduct environmental analysis before taking action.

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