Nature and Environment

How Did Business Fare in Arizona Legislative Session?

May 12, 2016 Startups, sharing economy could profit; developers in Cochise County lose.

Ducey Vetoes Water Bills Affecting Cochise County

May 9, 2016 'I will not sign legislation that threatens Arizona’s water future,' he says in veto message.

2016 Forecast: Another Dangerous Year for Wildfires

May 4, 2016 Rainy 2015, lack of fire in recent years make conditions severe this fire season.

Minimal El Niño Rains Create Prime Conditions for Wildfire

Apr 28, 2016 Dry vegetation and blowing winds increase risk for hazardous dust storms.

Springtime Buzz: How to Stay Safe around Swarming Bees

Apr 25, 2016 One way to deal with increased pollen-gathering activity: 'Run ... keep running.'

Study: Wildfires Responsible for 99% of Erosion in West

Apr 19, 2016 UA researchers assess impacts for a million years

Tucson Water Plans Expanded Use of Treated Wastewater

Apr 15, 2016 Long-term water supply requires multiple sources, water director says.

Tucson Water, Recycling Rate Increases Proposed

Apr 13, 2016 Public meetings scheduled this month; water rate increase could be $2.60 monthly.

'Compost Cats' Earn National Honor for Reducing Food Waste

Mar 31, 2016 Across the nation almost 35 million tons of food go into landfills each year.

Bill Would Waive Water Rules in Cochise, Yuma Counties

Mar 31, 2016 Currently, new housing developments need to show they have a 100-year supply

Tips for Ensuring Recyclables End Up Being Recycled

Mar 30, 2016 20 percent of materials placed into household recycling bins are contaminated

NASA: Arctic Ice Photographed at Its Smallest on Record

Mar 28, 2016 Ice the size of 'two Texases' has disappeared in less than four decades, scientist says.

The Art of Paying Attention: White-Winged Doves

Mar 24, 2016 Artist Beth Surdut watches doves in her Tucson neighborhood play their version of "Pick up Sticks".

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Mar 24, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

How Did Arizona Hit 'Doughnut Hole' of El Niño Weather?

Mar 18, 2016 Arizona Week looks at what happened to predicted rainfall, what it means for future.

'Promotoras' Enlisted to Grow Rainwater Harvest

Mar 18, 2016 Latina community health educators hope to bring about greater awareness.

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