Nature and Environment

Pulse Flow on CO River Delta in Final Days

May 13, 2014 105K acre feet, under 1% of annual average flow, has been released into delta; much smaller base flow will continue to deliver water to restoration sites over next 4 years.

AZ Desert Museum Joins Bighorn Sustainable Breeding Program

May 12, 2014 6 U.S. institutions along with 2 in Mexico collaborating to increase genetic diversity of sheep; goal is to have 6 lambs by end of season.

Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

May 8, 2014 Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

Tucson Drafts Updates to Urban Agriculture Code

May 8, 2014 Kristen Culliney and her family keep 8 hens in their midtown backyard, making them outlaws under current city zoning code, her local homeowner’s association rules.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

May 6, 2014 Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

AZ is 'Bull's Eye of Climate Change'

May 6, 2014 The White House’s 2014 Natl Climate Assessment definitively links burning of coal and oil to intensifying climate conditions in S. Arizona.

4 States, Feds Partner to Reduce Water Use, Preserve CO River

May 6, 2014 Central Arizona Project among those chipping in $2M to help farmers, cities, industries pay for water efficiency improvements.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

May 5, 2014 Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Forest Service Seeks Input on Upgrades to Sabino Canyon

May 1, 2014 Sabino’s recreational plan is two decades old and many of the facilities and services are outdated.

Roses Compete in Annual Event

Apr 28, 2014 At the show, entrants go head-to-head in different categories, including rose photography and arrangements.

County Officials Seek Bond to Revitalize Agua Caliente Park

Apr 28, 2014 Water levels at record lows due to prolonged drought; if it gets green light, voters will see proposal on 2015 ballot.

Harvesting Cholla Buds

Apr 24, 2014 For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

Apr 21, 2014 The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Apr 18, 2014 Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California

Apr 15, 2014 The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

Apr 14, 2014 AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

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