Nature and Environment

Study: Arizona military base will be hardest hit by climate change

Nov 14, 2019 Bases in the state could see an increasing number of dangerously hot days, the study says.

New analysis spells out serious legal risk to Colorado River water users

Nov 14, 2019 As climate change continues to sap the river’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies.

Getting "Down to Eartha".

Nov 13, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Hear a "StoryCorps: One Small Step" conversation from Kansas City; "The 89-90 Trip" heads to Flagstaff; and learning to read the secrets of the trees.

How the Center for Biological Diversity grew in its fight against the 'status quo'

Nov 12, 2019 The Tucson-based conservation group has become one of the most influential in the country.

Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Nov 7, 2019 Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

Global scientist coalition delivers climate warning

Nov 6, 2019 An article predicts "untold human suffering" unless deep and lasting shifts are made.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

Oct 30, 2019 The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Scientists recognize new fish in northern Mexico

Oct 30, 2019 The Rio Concepcion topminnow is related to the Gila topminnow.

Border wall construction continues across sensitive lands in Arizona

Oct 30, 2019 Contractors are working on new border wall east of Douglas, which will cross the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge.

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Oct 30, 2019 Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

Mount Lemmon highway reopened after wildfire

Oct 29, 2019 Officials say the "Molino Fire" was human-caused.

Photo sparks increased concern over fishing in vaquita refuge

Oct 25, 2019 Fishermen say they returned to the small, endangered porpoise's habitat out of desperation.

Low-level contaminants in drinking water still harmful, report says

Oct 22, 2019 A nonprofit says federal drinking water guidelines don't necessarily protect the health of water users.

Javelina bite could lead to fine and rabies shots for Tucson woman

Oct 22, 2019 The unidentified resident was a "habitual" wildlife feeder, says Arizona Game and Fish.

Group warns of consequences in Arizona if mercury emission standard is rolled back

Oct 21, 2019 A report says lives and costs are saved with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard in place.

UA shifting to more renewable energy with TEP deal

Oct 18, 2019 The university plans to get 60% of its power from wind and solar by the end of 2020 as part of the agreement.

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