Nature and Environment

Pima County Could Seek Mitigation for Pipeline Construction

Apr 8, 2014 Environmental Impact Statement for Kinder-Morgan's Sierrita Pipeline didn't find major negative impacts; County administrator says it could create second smuggling corridor.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Apr 4, 2014 Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Navajo Nation Gets $1B for Uranium Mines Cleanup

Apr 4, 2014 Money part of a $5.15B settlement that the federal government reached with a petroleum company to blame with contaminated sites nationwide.

Climate Change Threatens AZ Water Supply, UN Report Says

Mar 31, 2014 “...changes are already occurring in the Southwest...with increased warming, these problems will only get worse," says UA professor, one of study's authors.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Mar 31, 2014 Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert

Mar 24, 2014 Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.

Morelos Dam Water Begins Flowing Into CO River Delta

Mar 24, 2014 Floodgates were opened Sunday, part of a pilot project to release water from the Colorado River into its parched delta in Baja California, Mexico.

As Fire Season Approaches, Yarnell Tragedy Examined

Mar 19, 2014 "For all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don't think it taught the fire community anything," argues Stephen Pyne, fire historian at ASU.

Sierra Vista Aims to Conserve Water, Save San Pedro River

Mar 17, 2014 Town trying to lower water use because if source dries up heart of community's economy, Fort Huachuca, could close.

Biosphere 2 Raising Money for Sea of Cortez Small Scale Replica

Mar 14, 2014 The researching facility has until April 22 to raise $100K to turn a 9,000-square-foot tank into living model of Gulf of California's oceanic environment.

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Mar 7, 2014 Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans.

US, Mexico Cooperate to Restore Flow of Water to CO River Delta

Mar 5, 2014 Water hasn’t flowed regularly in the once-lush delta since 1960; Starting March 23, 105,000 acre-feet will be release from the Morelos Dam bordering Yuma.

Fish, Plants, Water Combined in Method, May Help Feed People

Mar 3, 2014 More Tucson residents are experimenting with aquaponics systems in their homes or businesses.

'Maker Movement' Growing in Tucson, Communities Globally

Feb 24, 2014 More local residents getting into making stuff; 2 organizations participate in first-ever event promoting such craft.

Local Group Looks Into Nest Boxes to Help Urban Birds

Feb 17, 2014 Tucson Audubon Society's pilot project explores whether such would be a good idea for some species, known to use cavities for nests.

AZ Week: Sides Weigh in on Bighorn Sheep Controversy

Feb 14, 2014 Efforts to return species to Santa Catalinas has wide opposition after lions kill sheep, game agents kill lions.

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