While the debate over rainwater harvesting in Tucson goes on and on, drought-stricken Los Angeles is considering a stormwater capture plan far more ambitious than anything being looked at here.
The earth's crust is rising faster in central Iceland each year, thanks to the accelerated retreat of melting glaciers from global warming, says a new study led by University of Arizona researchers.
No climate scientist worth his acidifying sea salt will speculate on whether one year of record warm weather is due to global warming or other forces of human-caused climate change.
While the first shortage of the Central Arizona Project has been delayed a couple of years by a groundbreaking, three-state water conservation agreement, New Mexico's San Juan-Chama water diversion project, which serves farmers and the city o…
In today's Star, I have an article looking at some of the real and potential environmental impacts of the recent implosion in gasoline prices in Tucson, all of Arizona and across the U.S.: more driving, more SUV sales and more suburban sprawl.
Levels of iron that created orange runoff from two old Patagonia-area mines this fall (September-October 2014) were very high, "way above any standards," says a federal scientist.
One of the more remarkable accomplishments in the new three-state water agreement to backstop the declining Lake Mead was California's very presence in the negotations.
A burst of new water this spring transformed the Colorado River Delta from a mud flat into a burgeoning green belt, photos and satellite images show.
A new federal proposal to manage imperiled Mexican wolves runs counter to what scientific advisers urged the feds to do two years ago, environmentalists say: let them run wild north to the Grand Canyon and beyond.
It's easy to disparage a neighborhood or subdivision that uses a lot more water than the average. But what do you do about it?
Yep, you got it. Give people a rebate for buying cisterns or other water harvesting systems to capture rainfall for use on their landscapes or gardens without paying for that, and they're overjoyed.
Authorities are trying to figure out if a wolflike animal discovered near Grand Canyon National Park is an endangered gray wolf from the Rocky Mountains or a wolf-dog hybrid.
While Patagonia residents and officials grapple with pollution from long-closed mines in their environs, this hard-hitting piece from the Center for Investigative Reporting takes a national look at the problems associated with abandoned mines.
In his own blog, water harvesting advocate and author Brad Lancaster tells how he was able to divert water running down his street to transform a 5-year storm during September's heavy rains into the equivalent of a 1,000-year storm's worth of…
The question of whether to tighten federal standards for the pollutant ozone is knocking on the door once more.
This time of year, your tomatoes are tired, your squash is sulky — even the peppers are petering out.
Environmental groups fighting a new, federally approved cleanup plan for the Navajo Generating Station say the Environmental Protection Agency is wrong to say that the new plan would clean the plant up more in the long run than an earlier pla…
During today's deluge, University of Arizona and world-renowned climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck posted plenty of tweets on the drought (and a few on the rains, too). The drought's not over yet after 10 days of monsoon rains, so this blog …
It's been said by some scientists that if climate change/global warming proceeds in the next 40 years as it has over the past 20 or so years, Tucson will feel like Phoenix by the mid to late 20th century.
Phoenix won't run dry if the CAP runs short, official says.
Richard Warke, chairman of Augusta Resource Corp.'s board of directors, told the Canadian Financial Post newspaper this week that permitting delays for the proposed Rosemont Mine helped lead to the friendly takeover agreement that the company…
The following comes from Save the Scenic Santa Ritas' press release on the impending Hudbay takeover of Augusta Resource Corp.:
For the record, we're posting excerpts from news releases on the Hudbay Minerals Inc. -- Augusta Resource Corp. takeover agreement from Augusta and Rosemont Mine opposition group Save the Scenic Santa Ritas. Hudbay's news release was identica…
Hudbay Minerals Inc. and Augusta Resource Corp. announced early today that the two companies have agreed on a friendly takeover bid for the British Columbia company that owns the proposed Rosemont Mine site near Tucson.
Last Wednesday, the New York Times ran a followup story to our article of a week ago -- June 15 -- about warnings from the Central Arizona Project that CAP shortages could hit Tucson and Phoenix a lot sooner than most authorities had previous…