Nature and Environment

Jobs, Environment and Crime are Key for Ward 6 Candidates

Oct 17, 2017 Central Tucson Council race features incumbent Democrat, Republican and Green Party challengers.

TEP to Buy Electricity Generated by Natural Gas from Gila Bend Plant

Oct 16, 2017 New deal includes option to buy the unit outright within the next three years.

A 1960s Documentary Hidden for Decades - Now Revealed in Tucson.

Oct 13, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Should honorably discharged veterans be able to get their citizenship and military benefits restored after trouble with the law? And, a local artist's adventures canoeing with alligators in a Florida river.

The Art of Paying Attention: Alligators

Oct 13, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares her adventures paddling with the Myakka River's most famous inhabitants.

Bisbee Fires Back on Legislator's Challenge to Plastic-Bag Ban

Oct 12, 2017 Memorandum claims the law is necessary to uphold another constitutional provision and is not a statewide concern.

Fixes to Nogales Pipeline First in Long List of Repairs, Official Says

Oct 11, 2017 The 42-year-old sewer line has Nogales and a water commission arguing over responsibility.

UA Researcher Develops Snake Bite Treatment

Oct 10, 2017 Novel combination of carbon monoxide and iron delays venom's damaging effects.

Wildlife Managers Moving Large Lizards out of Freeway Project's Path

Oct 9, 2017 The relocations of chuckwallas will continue until construction starts next year.

Episode 158: Two Countries and the Future of the Colorado River

Oct 6, 2017 Also, a controversial UA honors dorm; a DOJ policy change affecting local police; and a preview of Tucson Meet Yourself.

Park Service Seeking Tips in Saguaro Shooting

Oct 6, 2017 Vandals broke multiple laws by shooting a protected plant in a national park.

River Managers Want to Know What Santa Cruz Means to Community

Oct 6, 2017 They'll hold public workshops to gain feedback and help river managers improve the waterway's management.

Carcinogens Decreasing in Water at Tucson Superfund Site

Oct 2, 2017 Time and new methods are cleaning up groundwater, scientists said.

National Public Lands Day Brings Chance to Enjoy the Outdoors, Give Back

Sep 29, 2017 Federal land managers are looking for volunteers to help with restoration and improvement projects near Tucson.

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.

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