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New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

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Rodney Glassman returns to Tucson bearing gifts

Rodney Glassman returns to Tucson bearing gifts

Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman stopped by the Tucson Unified School District on Tuesday with a gift for TUSD kindergartners.

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Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

The "ocean" inside the enclosed environment outside Oracle will be drained and rearranged to accommodate ocean species from the Gulf of California. 

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Warming might defeat species evolution, University of Arizona professor says

Vertebrates would have to evolve 10,000 times faster than they ever have to keep up with the pace of change predicted for their climatic niches in the next century, says a University of Arizona researcher.

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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.

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Conservation groups sue to restore pygmy owl protection

Conservation groups have sued to restore endangered status protection for small owls found in southern Arizona.

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Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

The saguaro cactus - a tall, handsome, enduring symbol of the Sonoran Desert - is proving to be an upwardly mobile species. In terms of elevation, that is.

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Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

Saguaros, emblems of the desert, now claim higher ground

This saguaro grows under an oak tree "nurse plant" in a woodland area at 4,500 feet - well above the typical altitude for saguaros.

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Easter pets grow up; then what?

Easter pets grow up; then what?

A Sicilian Buttercup chick, left, and a Delaware variety at the Arizona Feeds Country Store at 2701 S. Sixth Ave. Animal shelters are asking people to think carefully before bringing home Easter pets for the kids.

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Easter pets grow up; then what?

Easter pets grow up; then what?

Those chicks, bunnies and other Easter pets that delight your child can suffer a sad fate if they're not cared for when the season is over. Animals released into the wild can get sick, be hit by cars or be attacked by predators, say animal shelter and humane society officials.

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Controlled burn today on Tucson's west side

A controlled burn today at the Sweetwater Wetlands is sending a plume of smoke over the city’s west side.

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Stimulus millions will fill in a lot of blanks in UA finances

The University of Arizona has received $141.8 million in federal stimulus money so far.

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First vegetarian spider found

First vegetarian spider found

Villanova University student Christopher Meehan made good use of his January 2007 trip to the beach south of Cancún — documenting behavior of the first spider known to science to be deliberately and almost totally vegetarian.

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First vegetarian spider found

First vegetarian spider found

 

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First vegetarian spider found

 

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