Nature and Environment

Young Leaders in Tucson Tackle Environmental Challenges

May 23, 2016 One Young World Summit convenes 500 young adults at Biosphere 2.

Lake Mead at Lowest Level on Record, 37% Capacity

May 20, 2016 Further declines seen before upstream dam releases will build it again.

Tucson Water, Trash Rates Going Up, City Council Decides

May 17, 2016 City Council adopts water rate increase that takes median residential bill to $32.35.

Environmental Impact of Border Barriers in the Past Decade

May 16, 2016 Sierra Club publishes "11 Years of Lawlessness"

How Did Business Fare in Arizona Legislative Session?

May 12, 2016 Startups, sharing economy could profit; developers in Cochise County lose.

Ducey Vetoes Water Bills Affecting Cochise County

May 9, 2016 'I will not sign legislation that threatens Arizona’s water future,' he says in veto message.

2016 Forecast: Another Dangerous Year for Wildfires

May 4, 2016 Rainy 2015, lack of fire in recent years make conditions severe this fire season.

Minimal El Niño Rains Create Prime Conditions for Wildfire

Apr 28, 2016 Dry vegetation and blowing winds increase risk for hazardous dust storms.

Springtime Buzz: How to Stay Safe around Swarming Bees

Apr 25, 2016 One way to deal with increased pollen-gathering activity: 'Run ... keep running.'

Study: Wildfires Responsible for 99% of Erosion in West

Apr 19, 2016 UA researchers assess impacts for a million years

Tucson Water Plans Expanded Use of Treated Wastewater

Apr 15, 2016 Long-term water supply requires multiple sources, water director says.

Tucson Water, Recycling Rate Increases Proposed

Apr 13, 2016 Public meetings scheduled this month; water rate increase could be $2.60 monthly.

'Compost Cats' Earn National Honor for Reducing Food Waste

Mar 31, 2016 Across the nation almost 35 million tons of food go into landfills each year.

Bill Would Waive Water Rules in Cochise, Yuma Counties

Mar 31, 2016 Currently, new housing developments need to show they have a 100-year supply

Tips for Ensuring Recyclables End Up Being Recycled

Mar 30, 2016 20 percent of materials placed into household recycling bins are contaminated

NASA: Arctic Ice Photographed at Its Smallest on Record

Mar 28, 2016 Ice the size of 'two Texases' has disappeared in less than four decades, scientist says.

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