Nature and Environment

Grijalva: No Uranium Mining on 1.7M Acres Near Grand Canyon

Oct 13, 2015 Arizona congressman wants permanent safeguards, has support of 11 tribes.

Pneumonia Kills Fourth Bighorn Sheep in Catalina Mountains

Oct 11, 2015 Plan to relocate more sheep to area in November will move ahead

Flake Looks to Safeguard Arizona's Water Allotment

Oct 11, 2015 Senator wants to prohibit secretary of the interior from redirecting state's supply to another state.

The Art of Paying Attention: Regal Horned Lizard

Oct 9, 2015 Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut learns that all lizards are not created equal...

UA Study: Climate Change to Cause Drier Horn of Africa

Oct 9, 2015 Vulnerable area depends on rainfall for crop production

Southern Arizona Gets First Hotshot Wildfire Crew

Oct 7, 2015 Fort Huachuca-based crew will be the only one in the state south of Phoenix

Forecast: El Niño Winter Could Bring Snow on Cactus

Oct 7, 2015 Monsoon was normal; strong El Niño storms likely on the way in February, March, April.

Desert Tortoise Extinction Unlikely, Agency Says

Oct 6, 2015 Iconic animal found only in Arizona, still considered 'Species of Greatest Conservation Need'

Arizona Sign of Autumn: Leaves Turning? No, Lost Hikers

Sep 28, 2015 Cooler weather has more people out; that meets big increase in number of trouble calls.

Insect Festival Discovery: 'Cockroaches Are Really Cuddly'

Sep 21, 2015 How did girl come to play with roach? Only after building her nerve by holding tarantula.

Danger of 250-Ton Rock Collapse at Dam Reduced

Sep 21, 2015 Workers stabilize sandstone slab that threatened to break off wall near Glen Canyon Dam.

Preserve Aravaipa Canyon As Is, Federal Plan Proposes

Sep 18, 2015 Officials have worked on the management plan for five years.

Tucson Planning Commission OKs Backyard Chickens

Sep 17, 2015 Proposal making urban farming easier moves to City Council for final approval.

Northern Arizona Forest Thinning Work Gets Under Way

Sep 16, 2015 Slow start to Four Forest Restoration Initiative; test plots show its expected benefits

UA Research: Sierra Nevada Snowpack Lowest in 500 Years

Sep 14, 2015 Runoff from winter snowfalls provides California with 30% of its water supply.

See 10,000 Bats Take Flight on Tucson's North Side

Sep 11, 2015 Pima County officials host viewing event before bats begin migration south.

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