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Power agency starts maintenance work near Tumamoc Hill

Power agency starts maintenance work near Tumamoc Hill

Western Area Power Administration has started work on a power line access road.

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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.

November 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Report recommends county give $1.56 million to fund park's most pressing repairs.

October 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tumamoc Hill area construction won't start until November

Tumamoc Hill area construction won't start until November

A contentious maintenance project that would involve clearing vegetation from land west of Tumamoc Hill won’t start until November, according to a spokesperson from the Western Area Power Administration.

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Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Utility work could bulldoze a mile-long, 100-foot-wide section. 

October 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Conserve water, save money and get a rebate

Conserve water, save money and get a rebate

It's more fun when you "labor with your neighbor."

August 29, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Burns, co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, dies

Burns, co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, dies

Barney Burns was also a supporter of native cultural traditions.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Kinder Morgan gives Altar Valley group $1M for pipeline support

An Altar Valley conservation group has reached a financial agreement with Kinder Morgan and will withdraw opposition to the company’s Sierrita gas pipeline.

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Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Ronald Rayner has been fascinated with water since he was a boy on his father’s farm in Goodyear. Now a partner on the family farm, A Tumbling-T Ranches, he has found a way to conserve water and double production since 1980.

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UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

This week’s big pulse of water into the long-parched Colorado River Delta will be one of the most studied water releases ever.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona's drinking-water needs will force trade-offs

Meeting the drinking-water needs of Arizona’s future population will force residents to live with trade-offs. But as more people move here and are born here, they may not have a choice, state officials say.

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Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

The reintroduction of bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains has gotten off to a deadly and controversial start — with two bighorns killed by mountain lions, two predatory lions killed by state-sponsored hunters and many citizens voicing scathing criticisms of the project.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont, Game and Fish reach wildlife conservation agreement

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.

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Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

The proposed Rosemont Mine has gained a preliminary thumbs-up from the U.S. Fish and Wlidlife Service, with a new draft biological opinion saying that the mine isn’t likely to jeopardize the existence of any of nine endangered species including the jaguar or destroy jaguar critical habitat.

July 16, 2013 8:59 am Related
Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.

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Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.

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Solar panels to provide lots of cool, shady airport parking

Solar panels to provide lots of cool, shady airport parking

Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over its entire main public parking lot over the next couple of years with the help of federal and state grants.

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Zoo panda cub that died had liver abnormalities

WASHINGTON — The 6-day-old giant panda cub that died at the National Zoo had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen, but zoo officials said Monday that they don’t yet know the cause of death.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

A mountain lion lounges - clearly alert, but utterly relaxed - in its enclosure at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

September 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

Jim and Ann Konz of Kansas City, Kan., check out the vistas from the museum's Coati Kid Clubhouse on the Desert Loop Trail.

September 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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