Nature and Environment

Groups Defend Ironwood Forest National Monument Status

Aug 3, 2017 Advocates say they 'won't go down without a fight' to keep the protected status of the site.

Yuma Legislator Calls on Jeff Flake to Raise Air-Quality Standards

Aug 3, 2017 State Rep. Charlene Fernandez criticized the U.S. senator for backing lower standards for ground-level ozone.

Broken Sewage Pipe in Nogales Gets Temporary Fix

Aug 2, 2017 It will give inspectors a chance to locate the breach.

Rescues Highlight Danger of Flash Floods in Catalina Mountains

Aug 2, 2017 Multiple helicopter rescues have taken place during recent weekends when floods stranded visitors.

Feds Lift Environmental Rules for Border Wall Construction

Aug 1, 2017 The action gets around carrying out an environmental impact study for construction of a segment of wall by waiving a list of laws.

Advocate Group 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Arizona Monument

Aug 1, 2017 Ironwood Forest National Monument's supporters are trying to preserve the protected area.

Tucson Sets July Rainfall Record, 2nd-Highest Monthly Total

Jul 31, 2017 July's rain total was higher than average rainfall for an entire summer rain season.

Tucson Company to do Emergency Repairs on Nogales Border Sewage Line

Jul 28, 2017 The international sewage line has been pouring into a Southern Arizona wash due to a partial break.

Study Shows More Intense Monsoon Storms on the Horizon

Jul 24, 2017 Storms are predicted to be less frequent, though more intense in the area south and west of the Mogollon Rim.

Mobile Unit Looks to Fight Treated Wastewater's 'Yuck' Reputation

Jul 24, 2017 Facility fits in a commercial truck trailer, and will be used as a public exhibit to build confidence in reclaimed drinking water.

Saguaro National Park Gets Funding for Education Center

Jul 24, 2017 The money will help build a new outdoor classroom.

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Coronado National Forest

Jul 20, 2017 Monsoon rains dampened the likelihood of blazes.

Understanding How Microbursts Are Formed

Jul 18, 2017 The high-velocity downbursts collapse roofs and uproot trees.

Monsoon Downpours Usher in Weed Season

Jul 18, 2017 But what is a weed? The answer is in the eye of the beholder.

Monsoon Brings Danger of Flash Flooding to Arizona

Jul 17, 2017 Meteorologist: Deadly event near Payson is an example of flash-flood dangers.

Parks Raising Price of Lifetime Pass for Seniors

Jul 17, 2017 The National Parks service will increase the fee from $10 to $80 in August.

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