Nature and Environment

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Jul 19, 2016 Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

Jul 14, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Jul 14, 2016 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

Grand Canyon Trust Creates Plan for Climate Change

Jul 11, 2016 'Southwest right in climate crosshairs ... a hotspot of projected change,' official says.

Petition Calls for New Grand Canyon National Monument

Jul 7, 2016 Environmentalists and Native Americans deliver 500,000 signatures to White House.

Will High-Tech Cameras Replace Humans in Mountain Lookouts?

Jul 5, 2016 'Old-school' Arizona forest managers resist changeover, preferring human touch.

Tucson Recorded 1.59 Inches of Rain in June, Second Most

Jul 5, 2016 Rainfall total for month topped 1 inch two other times, including record 2.07 in 1938.

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, 2016 Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Three Years After Yarnell Fire, Sense of Loss Lingers

Jul 1, 2016 'Arizona Week' hears from hotshot still mourning his 19 fallen brethren.

Yarnell Anniversary: Hotshot Mourns Loss of 'My Brothers'

Jun 30, 2016 Hotshot Brendan McDonough discusses that day and his recovery in aftermath.

Four Rescued from Rain-Swollen Wash in Tucson; No One Injured

Jun 27, 2016 Monsoon under way; caution urged in traversing flooded roadways.

When We Go Home, Power Use Goes Up

Jun 27, 2016 Air conditioning usage spikes when residential units are cranked up.

Desert Heat: Deaths, Rescuers and Ways to Stay Safe

Jun 24, 2016 4 people die in record 115-degree heat; how do Tucsonans cope?

Tucsonans Use More Water After Hot Days, Not During

Jun 23, 2016 Water utility says data show Mondays after hot weekends are high-use days.

Missing Hiker Found Dead; 4th Victim of Record Heat Wave

Jun 20, 2016 Four deaths in Tucson area from 115-degree heat last weekend.

What Does Lake Mead's Record Low Level Portend for State?

Jun 17, 2016 'Arizona Week' explores current conditions, future prospects for key water supply.

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