Nature and Environment

Discovering "Unapologetic Beauty"

Mar 6, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An artist finds her dream job in the wilderness; and, part 2 of a discussion on "The Insect Apocalypse".

Army Corps to Approve $2B Rosemont Copper Mine Project

Mar 5, 2019 Native American tribes oppose the project over concerns it would damage ancestral homelands.

Recent Storm Costs NAU at Least $100K In Snow Removal Alone

Mar 5, 2019 Although exact costs aren't finalized, officials said clearing the pathways around campus was a costly endeavor.

Why the Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell the Full Story

Mar 5, 2019 With another deadline passed, a look at the paths leading to a completed drought contingency plan for Colorado River states.

New Deadline for Drought Contingency Plan Approaching

Mar 1, 2019 Why the plan Arizona passed in January fell short of expectations.

Tucson Water Filters Out Firefighting Chemicals

Mar 1, 2019 The director said the solution used existing filters to reduce perfluorinated compounds.

The Drought Plan and Water Conservation

Feb 28, 2019 As the second and final deadline looms, we revisit the drought contingency plan with a focus on water conservation.

Kwame Alexander's Love Affair with Words

Feb 27, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Charles J. Babbitt's new guide for birding in Arizona; and, what's happening to planet Earth's insects?

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Feb 26, 2019 Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Western Wildlife Agencies Finalize Monarch Butterfly Plan

Feb 25, 2019 The group, which includes Arizona Game and Fish have a conservation plan for the butterflies, which have seen plummeting populations.

An Unusual Tucson Sight: Snow in the City

Feb 22, 2019 While multiple feet blanketed the mountains, flakes were falling on the city Friday morning.

Flowers and Fire: Rain a Double-Edged Sword in the Desert

Feb 22, 2019 While moisture can mean impressive wildflower blooms, recent rains are fueling invasive species that feed wildfires.

UA Scientist Looks At Significance of Small-Scale Social Life

Feb 22, 2019 Finding clues to human intelligence in behavior of bees and ants

Snow Storm Closes Arizona Schools, Clinics

Feb 21, 2019 A record-breaking storm hit north-central Arizona on Thursday.

Bill That Nearly Scuttled Drought Plan Shelved

Feb 20, 2019 The Arizona House Speaker pulled the bill after a lengthy hearing.

Tucson's Wet Winter Continues

Feb 20, 2019 The city of Tucson expects more rain in town and snow on the mountains.

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