Nature and Environment

Tucson's Water Conservation Ideas Spread to Midwest

Jul 15, 2014 Can Minnesota learn from the Old Pueblo's water crisis?

Metro Week: 'Zoo Animals' Lives, Deaths Are Educational'

Jul 11, 2014 Reid Park meets national accreditation standards, teaches conservation.

2 AZ Congressmen Introduce Bills to Slow Air Quality Regulation

Jul 7, 2014 Legislation seeks to minimize work for states to get exemption to naturally-occuring violations.

Father of Perished Hotshot Aims to Improve Fire Shelters

Jun 30, 2014 David Turbyfill's 27-year-old son Travis died battling Yarnell Fire; says he doesn't want his son to have died in vain.

Metro Week: Fire Season Underway, Prep Began Months Ago

Jun 27, 2014 lookouts watch for smoke, districts help residents create "defensible space."

AZ Week: Year Since Yarnell Fire, 'Support's Been Overwhelming'

Jun 27, 2014 Town slowly recovers from deaths of 19 firefighters, property destruction, hopes to see community thrive anew.

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Jun 26, 2014 Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Jun 18, 2014 Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

Tucson Launching Compost Pilot Project

Jun 17, 2014 City teaming up with UA group, Tohono O'odham Nation to collect food waste, turn it into fertilizer.

When Wildfires Break Out, Smoke Jumpers First on Call

Jun 9, 2014 Jeff Davis, 77, spent nine fire seasons north of the Gila Natl. Forest chasing smoke; they put out fire, not with water but using tools such as shovels.

UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

May 27, 2014 Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

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.

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