Nature and Environment

National Park Service Turns 99, Centennial Celebration Begins

Aug 24, 2015 Service oversees hundreds of parks and monuments across the country.

Sunday Storms Slow Two Tucson Area Wildfires

Aug 24, 2015 Blazes burning in Catalinas, Santa Ritas lose speed after recent monsoon downpour.

METRO WEEK: Wildfire's Effect on Environment, Bighorn Sheep

Aug 21, 2015 How the Finger Rock Fire will affect the ecosystem and animals that depend on it

Need a New Washing Machine? Tucson Offers $200 Rebate

Aug 18, 2015 Tucson Water says high-efficiency washers can save up to 7,000 gallons a year.

State Rejects Requested Ban on Expanding Irrigation

Aug 18, 2015 Farmers in Cochise County lose petition to to stop further development in their area.

AZ WEEK: Is Mine Waste Spill Threatening Arizona's Water?

Aug 14, 2015 Million of gallons of waste, including arsenic and lead, surged into tributaries of Colorado River.

Answer to What Killed Bighorn Sheep in Santa Catalinas

Aug 14, 2015 Untreatable Illness has caused severe losses in herds throughout Western states.

Arizona Spotlight for August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015 Looking for bighorn sheep along the Colorado River; restoring two centuries of history at the San Xavier Mission; what it means to be the first college graduate in your family.

Monsoon Rains Expected to Pick Up after Slow Start

Aug 12, 2015 Forecasts show high chance of above-average precipitation for rest of the season

Forests Worldwide Vulnerable to Drought, UA Researcher Says

Aug 12, 2015 UA scientist contributes to climate change findings

Navajo Farmers Lose Irrigation after Mine Waste Spill

Aug 11, 2015 Tribal authority has shut down supply for the rest of this season.

Mine Waste Not Expected to Affect Arizona Water Supply

Aug 11, 2015 3 million gallons of contamination dumped into waterway that eventually reaches Colorado River.

Drought Means Well-Drilling Boom in Groundwater Quest

Aug 11, 2015 Arizonans tapping into hundreds of billions of gallons stashed underground as shortage nears.

Flash Flood, Mudslide Close Northern Arizona Highway

Aug 10, 2015 State Route 89A shut down 30 miles north of Flagstaff after rare tornado, heavy rain hit area.

People Flock to Tucson Bird And Wildlife Festival

Aug 10, 2015 Tucson Audubon Society holds 5th annual festival focusing on nature.

Group Helps Grow Interest in Agriculture, Gardening and Nutrition

Aug 7, 2015 Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.

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