Nature and Environment

Raytheon Drones Fly Into Hurricanes to Collect Data

Sep 28, 2017 'Coyotes' were used recently in Hurricane Maria to aid in continuous monitoring.

US, Mexico Sign On to Boost Conservation of Colorado River

Sep 27, 2017 'Minute 323' calls for the U.S. to invest $31.5M to modernize Mexico's infrastructure.

Barrio Hollywood Collects Supplies for Mexico Earthquake Survivors

Sep 27, 2017 In two days volunteers filled the semi truck. Supplies are now in Mexico.

Environmental Group Sues Federal Agencies Over Rosemont Copper Approval

Sep 25, 2017 Center for Biological Diversity claims US Fish and Wildlife Service did not fully consider impact on endangered species and water.

Arizona Public Lands Less Likely to Burn in Wildfires Than Many Western States

Sep 25, 2017 Federal and state public land has similar percentage of acreage deemed at "high risk" of burning.

Dry End Bringing a Close to Above-Average Monsoon

Sep 25, 2017 Months that proceeded a record-breaking July have brought below-average rain.

Documentary Follows Andy Warhol Sculpture from Family Living Room to $3 Million Dollar Auction

Sep 22, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why many Arizona missing persons cases may be getting a new look; Meet the woman behind the voice of Tucson's transit system; Two volunteers who help keep Arizona's parks & trails in shape.

The Vital Role of Volunteers: One Couple's Perspective

Sep 22, 2017 "Work doesn't bother us."

UA Lab Keeps Shrimp Industry Swimming Along

Sep 21, 2017 Researchers test and certify seafood for commercial farmers.

Rare Arizona Turtle to Join Endangered Species List

Sep 20, 2017 US Fish and Wildlife says the reptile is in danger of extinction.

Interior Recommendation: No Reductions to Arizona Monuments

Sep 19, 2017 Conservationists condemned Zinke's suggested reductions to other sites, saying it could set troubling precedent.

Pima County to Get Regular Air-Quality Forecasts

Sep 15, 2017 State environmental department to provide a 5-day outlook for the county.

The Art of Paying Attention: HoHum, The Great Horned Owl

Sep 14, 2017 How the odd tastes of this urban owl sent author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut hunting for answers.

The Rogue Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on Racism with New Play

Sep 14, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson & "the deep and heavy knapsack" of interracial dating; an owl with unusual taste sends Beth Surdut hunting for answers; and an Arizona Vietnam vet shares his story.

Ecologist: New Fish Swimming in Improving Water of Lower Santa Cruz

Sep 13, 2017 Final report shows new fish species, improved water quality.

Feds Waive Environmental Laws Again for Section of Border Wall

Sep 13, 2017 The agency lifted 28 laws for border-wall construction near Calexico, Calif.

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