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Stretch of Ohio River reopens after fuel oil spill

Stretch of Ohio River reopens after fuel oil spill

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill reopened to river traffic on Tuesday with some restriction…

August 19, 2014 4:59 pm Photos

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Study: Quakes from fracking not as strong

Study: Quakes from fracking not as strong

WASHINGTON — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weake…

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

A burned yellow-rumped Warbler was found at the Ivanpah solar plant. Workers there have a word for the birds that fly over the plant’s five-mi…

August 18, 2014 10:03 am Photos

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TEP seeks OK to put company-owned solar on customer roofs

TEP seeks OK to put company-owned solar on customer roofs

Some industry officials say utility's plan would amount to unfair competition.

August 16, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Biologists who warned of harm to jaguar were overruled

Biologists who warned of harm to jaguar were overruled

Wildlife service supervisor changed his staff's findings, records show.

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Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

Summer sun fries turtle eggs in Rocky Point

A sea turtle chose a welcoming, posh beachfront, but the wrong month.

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US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

Possible ramifications loom for Rosemont Mine, Fort Huachuca.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

Critics say any mitigation deal could help the mine win approval.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hudbay looking to expand beyond Rosemont in Arizona

Hudbay looking to expand beyond Rosemont in Arizona

This Q&A with company officials covers Rosemont environmental, business, transportation issues.

July 25, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Environmentalists continue to push for a coal-free plant in Tucson.

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With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for action

With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for action

Reservoir that supplies Western drinking water is at record low level. 

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Tucson business wins $100,000 EPA contract

Tucson business wins $100,000 EPA contract

HJ3 Composite Technologies is working on new ways to repair water pipelines.

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Gorgeous lands in Tortolitas, Santa Ritas for sale

Gorgeous lands in Tortolitas, Santa Ritas for sale

Beautiful lands are for sale everywhere — will they be preserved or developed?

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Study: Rising AZ temperatures make for hostile environment

Study: Rising AZ temperatures make for hostile environment

Arizona will be hit harder than most states, a new report says.

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Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

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Photos: Tucson lightning

Photos: Tucson lightning

Tucson's monsoon season started Sunday and it's only a matter of time before we get our first downpour of the season. Here's a look at some mo…

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Kinder Morgan agrees to monitor the pipeline and surrounding area for 20 years and give the county $4 million.

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Tucson, other cities could be hit by CAP shortage much sooner than expected

For the first time, the state agency that operates the multibillion-dollar Central Arizona Project warns that water shortages could hit Tucson…

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Effluent could make Santa Cruz River flow again

Effluent could make Santa Cruz River flow again

The Santa Cruz River hasn’t flowed through Tucson in 70 years — but some local officials would like to change that.

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Monsoon could be wetter than normal

Monsoon could be wetter than normal

The monsoon — Tucson’s summer rainy season — begins Sunday, and here’s a splash of good news for our drought-stricken area: Weather experts sa…

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Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County is on the verge of acquiring a scenic 286-acre parcel in the west-side Painted Hills area that county officials have coveted for years.

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Judge deals major setback to big Sierra Vista project

A planned project for 7,000 homes and apartments in Sierra Vista now sits in legal limbo due to a judge’s ruling overturning state approval of it.

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Southwest summers heating up the most nationally, analysis finds

Southwest summers heating up the most nationally, analysis finds

Summers are heating up faster in the Southwest than anywhere else in the country, an analysis of federal temperature records shows.

June 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont opponents sue to toss out air-quality permit

A community group and a retired air-pollution scientist filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging Arizona’s approval of an air-quality per…

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Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Saguaros are “blooming like gangbusters” this spring — producing far more of their brilliant white blooms than in recent years, plant experts say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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