Nature and Environment

Arizona Spotlight for the 2015 holiday season

Dec 30, 2015 More local StoryCorps conversations; exploring the "Xenophobia Blues"; discovering Comet Catalina, and some of the year's best stories.

Wanted: Tinsel-Free Christmas Trees for Recycling

Dec 28, 2015 Tucson has nine locations for annual Treecycle event through Jan. 12.

White Christmas in Tucson is No More Than a Dream

Dec 21, 2015 For the 28th year in a row, no snow predicted for the holiday.

Utah Wants to Pipe Water 140 Miles from Lake Powell

Dec 15, 2015 86,000 acre-feet anually would supply booming area around town of St. George.

Historic Climate Accord A First Step, UA Professors Say

Dec 15, 2015 University of Arizona representatives say climate connects many issues

Study: Warming May Affect Microbes, Hurting Soil Fertility

Dec 14, 2015 Research led by NAU scientists scanned conditions in 80 dryland ecosystems around globe.

Why Did the Wildlife Cross Over the Road? To Reduce Road Kill

Dec 9, 2015 First wildlife overpass in state going over highway north of Tucson; more to come.

Study: Wildfire May Double Erosion in Western Watersheds

Dec 9, 2015 Flagstaff, other high-altitude areas are 'hot spots' for fire-related soil problems.

AZ WEEK: Arizona Desert Wilderness Act at Milestone

Dec 4, 2015 A look at what it means from the perspective of federal agencies, non profit organizations

Arizona Abandoned Mine Cleanup Could Cost Billions

Dec 2, 2015 Group opposing state takeover of federal lands says cleanup costs would shift to states.

Arizona Poll Shows Mixed Opinions on Social Issues

Dec 2, 2015 Yes to abortion, death penalty, gay marriage; no to more gun control, legal marijuana.

Proposals Would Regulate Grand Canyon Backcountry

Dec 1, 2015 Activities in canyon currently governed by 3-decade-old management plan.

UA Delegation to Attend United Nations Climate Conference

Nov 26, 2015 Faculty, students and community members to observe, network, conduct research.

"The Reason for Flowers"

Nov 25, 2015 Get a different perspective on the beauty, ecology and lore of flowers from Stephen Buchmann, a pollination expert and the author of a new book of natural history.

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Grand Canyon Bison Problem: Hunt Them or Relocate?

Nov 25, 2015 Park Service says herd of 600 overgrazing, draining precious water supplies.

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