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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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Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Raising beef for the American dinner table does more damage than pork. 

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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. 

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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.

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Arizona has among steepest cuts under new EPA carbon-emission rules

Arizona has among steepest cuts under new EPA carbon-emission rules

WASHINGTON – Arizona power plants would have to make the second-highest reductions in carbon emissions in the nation under new rules proposed …

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Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Black bears became active earlier than usual in Southeastern Arizona this year, and some of the big critters are posing problems for people, s…

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Ocelot presents new delay for Rosemont Mine

Ocelot presents new delay for Rosemont Mine

The discovery of an ocelot in the vicinity of the proposed Rosemont Mine site, combined with other endangered-species issues, means more delay…

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Army Corps warns that Rosemont's mitigation plan is inadequate

In its second warning letter in three months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally notified Rosemont Copper last week that the company’s …

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Bike ranch proposed near Saguaro National Park

Bike ranch proposed near Saguaro National Park

A proposed bike ranch near the entrance to Saguaro National Park in east Tucson will be the subject of a conditional-use permit hearing Wednesday.

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Suit over Fort Huachuca water use dropped, but dispute continues

PHOENIX —Two environmental groups on Friday dropped their lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to determine the impact of Fort Huac…

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Underwater sensing device confirms Colorado River met the sea

Underwater sensing device confirms Colorado River met the sea

It wasn’t only a conservationist who recorded this week’s meeting of the Colorado River with the Gulf of California’s high tides.

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Colorado River and Gulf of California finally meet

The Colorado River met the sea Thursday for the first time in at least 16 years.

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