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Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

Tucson Drafts Updates to Urban Agriculture Code

Kristen Culliney and her family keep 8 hens in their midtown backyard, making them outlaws under current city zoning code, her local homeowner’s association rules.

AZ is 'Bull's Eye of Climate Change'

The White House’s 2014 Natl Climate Assessment definitively links burning of coal and oil to intensifying climate conditions in S. Arizona.

4 States, Feds Partner to Reduce Water Use, Preserve CO River

Central Arizona Project among those chipping in $2M to help farmers, cities, industries pay for water efficiency improvements.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Forest Service Seeks Input on Upgrades to Sabino Canyon

Sabino’s recreational plan is two decades old and many of the facilities and services are outdated.

Roses Compete in Annual Event

At the show, entrants go head-to-head in different categories, including rose photography and arrangements.

County Officials Seek Bond to Revitalize Agua Caliente Park

Water levels at record lows due to prolonged drought; if it gets green light, voters will see proposal on 2015 ballot.

Harvesting Cholla Buds

For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California

The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

Pima County Could Seek Mitigation for Pipeline Construction

Environmental Impact Statement for Kinder-Morgan's Sierrita Pipeline didn't find major negative impacts; County administrator says it could create second smuggling corridor.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

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