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Former disc golf course is for the birds

Former disc golf course is for the birds

Where golfers once tossed discs into baskets, the Santa Cruz River now flows.

January 24, 2015 8:45 pm Video Photos

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Opponents say mine threatens Patagonia drinking water

Opponents say mine threatens Patagonia drinking water

Report is blasted by the mining company but generally praised by Patagonia town manager.

January 24, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Feds stop exploratory mine drilling near Patagonia

Feds stop exploratory mine drilling near Patagonia

They've pulled back approval for Regal Resources site in Southern Arizona.

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Scientists look to cloud seeding to combat drought

Scientists look to cloud seeding to combat drought

Wyoming says procedure can increase snowfall by 5 to 15 percent. 

January 17, 2015 10:00 pm Photos

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Beryllium-oxide plant may do own air monitoring

Beryllium-oxide plant may do own air monitoring

Neighbors aren't happy with Materion's plan to replace outside air monitoring network.

January 17, 2015 8:00 pm Photos

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There are 2 sides to lower gas prices

There are 2 sides to lower gas prices

Early hints at potential environmental drawbacks are appearing.

December 27, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

But agreement delays CAP shortages by just a couple of years.

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Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Vegetation greened up from Mexican border down to the Sea of Cortez.

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Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Lawsuit asks court to proclaim Fish and Wildlife erred in delisting the animal.

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Beetles ravaging Tucson's big pines

Beetles ravaging Tucson's big pines

Still uncertain why they are here, if climate change is a factor.

December 06, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Studies predict more bird losses than gains from climate change

Studies predict more bird losses than gains from climate change

Studies project major future declines and some increases in birds' ranges.

November 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ranchers, environmentalists alike don't like Mexican wolf plan

They're now allowed to roam only in Eastern Arizona, southwest New Mexico.

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Photos: Bighorn sheep release

Photos: Bighorn sheep release

Fourteen bighorn sheep were released into the Catalina Mountains this morning.

November 20, 2014 9:49 am Photos

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Wonder who the top water user is? Keep guessing

Household water use data is not public information in Arizona

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Tucson Country Club area uses most water

Tucson Country Club area uses most water

The far-northeast-side tract uses triple the citywide average water use.

November 15, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Panel: Southern Arizona vulnerable to climate change

Panel: Southern Arizona vulnerable to climate change

Regional temperatures expected to increase, experts say.

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Oracle State Park gains international dark sky status

Oracle State Park gains international dark sky status

Park is the first state park in Arizona to receive the designation.

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Photos: Oracle State Park

Photos: Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park has been granted International Dark Skies status. Take a look at the park over several years.

November 12, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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City Council expands water-harvesting rebates

City Council expands water-harvesting rebates

Small businesses and curb cuts will be eligible by July.

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Tucson may expand rainwater-harvesting rebates

Tucson may expand rainwater-harvesting rebates

But the 600 who have received them aren't actually using less water.

November 01, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Endangered Rocky Mountain wolf possibly near Grand Canyon

Endangered Rocky Mountain wolf possibly near Grand Canyon

Its collar resembles those on endangered gray wolves, says Fish and Wildlife Service.

October 30, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

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Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Land-use agreements will protect vital wildlife corridors from development.

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Water wells drying up on Tucson's fringes

Water wells drying up on Tucson's fringes

City aquifer called stable, but some worry more problems lurk in future.

October 25, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Entire series: Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Entire series: Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Part 1: Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

October 22, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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