Nature and Environment

Tucson's Winter Second Warmest on Record

Mar 4, 2015 Last year was warmest on what has been 'pattern for many years now,' meteorologist says.

A Day at the Voyager RV Resort

Feb 26, 2015 How do our winter visitors fill their days in the desert?

Snow Pack Not Likely Enough to Minimize Wildfire Season

Feb 24, 2015 Preparations for summer already under way; snow pack not what it should be, experts say.

Republicans: Grand Canyon Needs No New Protection

Feb 19, 2015 4 Arizona congressmen oppose designation as national monument, which would protect watershed.

Rockies Snow Pack Slightly Below Average

Feb 18, 2015 Measurements show pack at 90% of long-term average, rare decent news in drought-stricken region.

Gray Wolf Confirmed as Having Been Shot Near Canyon

Feb 11, 2015 Animal spotted on North Rim last fall was taken out by hunter mistaking it for coyote.

What Do February Record Temperatures Mean for Summer?

Feb 10, 2015 Highs in 80s this week are welcomed by tourists, businesses, but others wary of hot months ahead.

Bountiful Brilliant Blooms Expected This Spring

Feb 9, 2015 Scientists say good wildflower conditions may be manifest in certain Sonoran Desert sites.

Training to Preserve Saguaro Park Through Good Practices

Feb 6, 2015 Traveling pair from 'Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics' will be at park this weekend.

State Issues Its OKs on Rosemont Water Quality

Feb 4, 2015 Decision now moves to federal level - Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers.

Tucson Winter Rain Has Been Reliable So Far

Feb 3, 2015 4 inches in 2 months gives region boost it needs in cycle, meteorologists say.

Border Security Efforts Clash with Movement of Wildlife

Feb 2, 2015 Environmentalists say fencing cuts off many animals; ranchers, others say security is uppermost.

Avra Valley Earth Fissures Ongoing Hazard, Geologist Warns

Feb 2, 2015 State's latest report shows subsidence from groundwater pumping continues in Southern Arizona.

Report: Arizona's Economy Dependent on Colorado River

Jan 20, 2015 Most of state's $261B GDP would go away without the river's water, ASU economists say.

Saguaro National Park May Raise Some Fees

Jan 13, 2015 Park officials say increases have been authorized by National Park Service

Three Lambs Born to Bighorn Sheep in Catalinas

Jan 6, 2015 Two adults found dead since last release to build herd; that effort going well, state wildlife official says.

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