Nature and Environment

Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison

May 26, 2014 Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.

AZ Week: Community Remembers Monument Fire Destruction

May 23, 2014 In June 2011 a fire started burning within the Coronado Natl. Forest, eventually spreading to about 29K acres in Huachuca Mountains.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

May 23, 2014 Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

Bringing the Colorado River Delta Back to Life

May 19, 2014 Expanse of parched earth seeing early revival following Morelos Dam floodgates reopening; environmentalists ecstatic.

San Ysidro Festival

May 15, 2014 The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

Pulse Flow on CO River Delta in Final Days

May 13, 2014 105K acre feet, under 1% of annual average flow, has been released into delta; much smaller base flow will continue to deliver water to restoration sites over next 4 years.

AZ Desert Museum Joins Bighorn Sustainable Breeding Program

May 12, 2014 6 U.S. institutions along with 2 in Mexico collaborating to increase genetic diversity of sheep; goal is to have 6 lambs by end of season.

Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

May 8, 2014 Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

Tucson Drafts Updates to Urban Agriculture Code

May 8, 2014 Kristen Culliney and her family keep 8 hens in their midtown backyard, making them outlaws under current city zoning code, her local homeowner’s association rules.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

May 6, 2014 Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

AZ is 'Bull's Eye of Climate Change'

May 6, 2014 The White House’s 2014 Natl Climate Assessment definitively links burning of coal and oil to intensifying climate conditions in S. Arizona.

4 States, Feds Partner to Reduce Water Use, Preserve CO River

May 6, 2014 Central Arizona Project among those chipping in $2M to help farmers, cities, industries pay for water efficiency improvements.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

May 5, 2014 Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Forest Service Seeks Input on Upgrades to Sabino Canyon

May 1, 2014 Sabino’s recreational plan is two decades old and many of the facilities and services are outdated.

Roses Compete in Annual Event

Apr 28, 2014 At the show, entrants go head-to-head in different categories, including rose photography and arrangements.

County Officials Seek Bond to Revitalize Agua Caliente Park

Apr 28, 2014 Water levels at record lows due to prolonged drought; if it gets green light, voters will see proposal on 2015 ballot.

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