Nature and Environment

Hard Freeze Warning for Southern Arizona

Dec 26, 2014 Temperatures down to 20s forecast through weekend; Salvation Army opens warm shelter to homeless in Tucson.

Tucson Electric Power Says It Won't Buy Coal Mine

Dec 18, 2014 Environmentalists urge utility to emphasize solar, other clean energy sources ahead of fossil fuels.

Colorado River Delta 'Pulse Flow' Shows Signs of Success

Dec 18, 2014 Water release at Yuma dam enhances vegetation, opens waterway to Sea of Cortez for first time in half-century.

Parts of Pima County Under Citrus Quarantine

Dec 10, 2014 Presence of an insect that can carry disease found in region.

4.7 Earthquake Hit Sedona Sunday Night

Dec 1, 2014 Temblor centered 7 miles north of the northern Arizona town and 6 miles underground; no injuries reported.

Female Gray Wolf Wanders in Grand Canyon

Nov 24, 2014 Animal was first seen on North Rim earlier this month; wildlife officials confirm species.

More Bighorn Sheep Released North of Tucson

Nov 20, 2014 14 sheep scamper uphill to join a dozen surviving from last year's release; more coming Friday.

Bighorn Sheep Release in Santa Catalinas Closed to Public

Nov 18, 2014 Arizona Game and Fish spokesman says they don't want crowd control issues, there are 'animal welfare concerns.'

Corporation Commission Proposes Changes to Energy Efficiency Rules

Nov 17, 2014 Commissioner says it is a way to keep standards realistic; outside group argues it is a gutting of a highly progressive law.

More Bighorn Sheep Coming to Catalina Mountains

Oct 31, 2014 Second stage of controversial program to reintroduce animal to Tucson area.

Study Looks into Effects of Wastewater on Santa Cruz River

Oct 20, 2014 Sonoran Institute, local officials release initial report on water quality after recent upgrades to treatment facilities.

Orange Sludge Spill from Abandoned Mines Threatening Patagonia Lake

Oct 16, 2014 Local environmental officials say Asarco's cleanup efforts not good enough, cite company.

Miles-Long Cell Phone Dead Zone in Oak Creek Canyon Worries Locals

Oct 14, 2014 Limited access hampered early efforts for emergency responders to fight Slide Fire; residents, visitors have been complaining for years.

Interior Secretary Reinforces Glen Canyon Dam Preservation

Sep 30, 2014 Jewell says during recent visit cooperation of 7 Colorado Basin states key to save source of water, electricity to much of Southwest.

Initial Tests Show No Toxic Waste in San Pedro River

Sep 24, 2014 AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality sampled two areas Tuesday after alert that contamination from Mexican mine could potentially make its way north.

Increased Number of Training Flights Coming to Davis-Monthan

Sep 23, 2014 More air crews from global allies expected at Tucson Air Force base; noise increase minimal commander says.

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