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AZ Research Ranch Showcases Local Grasslands

Hundreds of native plants, animals depend on these diverse ecosystems; visitors allowed on limited basis.

Local Parks Help Preserve Southeast AZ Native Butterflies

Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens create botanical displays to attract, protect the colorful creatures.

Pima County, UA Working to Eradicate Invasive Bullfrogs

Species has been threatening native frogs, toads, wildlife in central Tucson restoration area.

Historic Park's Pond Drying Because of Drought

Distinctive desert-meets-swamp characteristic of Tucson's Agua Caliente Park is slowly disappearing.

NPR: Water Flows Will Be Reduced on Colorado River

Water shortages in AZ, other lower basin states could begin as early as 2016, Bureau of Reclamation says.

Arizona Universities Praised for Green Efforts

State schools receive high ranks in recent list of environmentally friendly colleges; UA highest of the three.

AZ Politicians Protest Federal Decision on Yarnell Aid

Governor, House speaker take to Phoenix airwaves to express anger at rejection of disaster declaration for fire.

Suspect Charged in Saguaro National Park Vandalism

16-year-old boy alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on 11 saguaros, other spots in May.

Clean Water Agreement, Through Congress, Signed for AZ Tribe

Under $200M federal allocation, White Mountain Apaches will get 'clean water for another 100 years.'

Feds Hold Jaguar Sanctuary Meeting

Public invited to Sierra Vista gathering Tuesday; state game officials oppose plan to set aside 1,300 sq. miles.

Ak-Chin Tribe Finds Alternative Water Source

Treatment plant makes water from Colorado River via Central Arizona Project clean, drinkable.

Storm Closes Roads, Snarls Traffic, Damages School

Power poles down on South Side; up to one inch of raifall reported in some spots.

Proposed Barriers Along Border Could Harm Wildlife

The issue has raised flags among environmentalists, who argue it could be devastating to the area's natural surroundings.

AZ Nature Festivals Can Boost Local Economy

Birding events in Tucson, Sierra Vista attract visitors from around the state and country.

Tucson Buying More Solar Power from TEP

Corporation Commission vote allows city government to expand from 4% renewable energy to 10%.

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

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