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After U.S. airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

After U.S. airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

Thick smoke and flames from a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Kobani, Syria, can be seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, on Monday. Kobani has been under assault by Islamic State extremists since mid-September. 

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Break out your beach clothes! Last month set a new global heat record at 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit, putting the Earth on track for another sweltering year.

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Marathon runners wear masks in polluted Beijing

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used to battle the smog.

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Tasmanian devil death probed at Albuquerque zoo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities are investigating the death of one of four Tasmanian devils loaned to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo by an Australian group.

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Mount Graham red squirrel counted in conservation effort

Mount Graham red squirrel counted in conservation effort

Monitoring program used to determine whether UA observatory harms the creatures’ population.

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Closed Patagonia mines send orange sludge into creeks

Closed Patagonia mines send orange sludge into creeks

Toxic heavy metals may have leached into the water during heavy rains.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Influential Tucson environmentalist gets tree in her name

Influential Tucson environmentalist gets tree in her name

After 25 years running Trees for Tucson, Joan Lionetti honored with oak. 

October 12, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Food lecture series starts with climate talk

Food lecture series starts with climate talk

UA professor to discuss environment's everyday effects on households.

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Hayden, Miami smelters slated for upgrades

Hayden, Miami smelters slated for upgrades

Federal regulations will cut sulfur dioxide emissions 85 percent at the smelters.

October 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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TEP sued over management of controversial power line

Partner in segment of planned 500-mile line to N.M. says Tucson Electric overshot its authority.

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Garden tour: More is 'green' than the plants

Garden tour: More is 'green' than the plants

Two upcoming garden tours unearth numerous possibilities.

October 11, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Closure of Redington Pass shooting sites is extended

Closure of Redington Pass shooting sites is extended

The closure was extended until next Sept. 30 or until rescinded.

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Review: Chrysler roars back with all-new 200

Review: Chrysler roars back with all-new 200

Sleek sedan has an upscale feel, especially considering the $22,695 base price.

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Tucson's official monsoon total was perfectly normal

Tucson's official monsoon total was perfectly normal

Some areas saw twice their rainfall average. Phoenix might be the biggest story.

September 30, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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It's easier than ever to go organic this fall

It's easier than ever to go organic this fall

Organic plant sales you won't want to miss in the coming weeks.

September 27, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

PHOENIX — Known for its small size and auburn color, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has environmentalists battling with federal officials over whether it should be protected.

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Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Events designed to help you be more aware of whats around you.

September 20, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Nogales rain gauge registered 8 inches in 48 hours

Nogales rain gauge registered 8 inches in 48 hours

By Thursday, much of the water had receded from the major roads.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Starter plants best if started here

Starting your garden with starter plants? Buying local may increase success.

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