Nature and Environment

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.

Homeless Families in Need of Shelter on Cold Nights

Jan 5, 2015 Salvation Army seeing fewer individuals seeking overnight shelter

Hybrid Cars Make 'Clean Air Blue Skies' Eligibility

Dec 29, 2014 Six vehicles designated by state transportation officials to get plates allowing single-occupancy in HOV lanes.

Hard Freeze Warning for Southern Arizona

Dec 26, 2014 Temperatures down to 20s forecast through weekend; Salvation Army opens warm shelter to homeless in Tucson.

Tucson Electric Power Says It Won't Buy Coal Mine

Dec 18, 2014 Environmentalists urge utility to emphasize solar, other clean energy sources ahead of fossil fuels.

Colorado River Delta 'Pulse Flow' Shows Signs of Success

Dec 18, 2014 Water release at Yuma dam enhances vegetation, opens waterway to Sea of Cortez for first time in half-century.

Parts of Pima County Under Citrus Quarantine

Dec 10, 2014 Presence of an insect that can carry disease found in region.

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