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Sky Spy: Summer solstice is time to remember our forebears

Even though it has been hot and has felt like summer for weeks, it officially begins this Saturday at 3:51 a.m.

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Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Temperatures in the Southwest are rising faster compared to those of the U.S. as a whole, a new White House report ion climate shows.

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Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is the epicenter of a meteorite hunt after a shower of space rocks landed north of the city Tuesday night.

December 11, 2013 2:44 pm Photos

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Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

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A dubious achievement for humanity

A dubious achievement for humanity

Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Oceans absorbing more global heat, UA researcher says

Much of the heat that was supposed to fire up the globe’s air in the past 15 years — but didn’t — has gone into the ocean, a University of Arizona oceanographer said Friday.

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We've met state goal of groundwater balance

Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.

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Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz Blog: Cosmos forgets Earth Day, planet despondent

Fitz Blog: Cosmos forgets Earth Day, planet despondent

Earth: You forgot Earth Day! Again!

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NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

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Learn to make Tucson more sustainable

UA Earth Day 2012 is today, starting at 4 p.m. at Main Gate Square, 814 e. University Blvd.

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Massive solar flare headed toward Earth

Massive solar flare headed toward Earth

WASHINGTON — An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, satellite navigating systems and airplane flights.

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Larcena Pennington Page: Pioneer woman redefined what it meant to be tough

Hardships were part of life for Southern Arizona pioneers in the mid-1800s, but the trials endured by Larcena Pennington Page would have brought the toughest frontiersman to his knees.

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N.Y. Times Best-sellers

Hardcover nonfiction

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Jars of Clay to play in Phoenix Saturday

Jars of Clay to play in Phoenix Saturday

Tucson's Reach Concert isn't the only Christian rock festival planned for Halloween Saturday.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Sky Spy : Enjoy, and thank, our magnificent moon

The moon will be nearly full on Halloween and All Saints Day this weekend, becoming officially full on Tuesday.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Underground film fest looks unbeatable

Underground film fest looks unbeatable

M. Scot's Movie Talk

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Letters to the editor

Compassion in our neighbor's face

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