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NIMBYs are saving communities

Most NIMBY arguments are not NIMBYist at all — they are NIABYist: not in anyone's backyard.

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Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares.

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Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

FILE - In this June 5, 2013 file photo, horses stand behind a fence at the BLM Palomino Valley holding facility on in Palomino Valley, Nev. Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup beginning in November 2014 near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protec…

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Study: Peers biggest factor in solar-energy purchases

Who chooses to install solar panels on their roof? You might assume that the people who do so are probably fairly rich (an average installation can cost around $35,000, prior to tax credits or other incentives), and most assuredly, politically liberal. They can afford it, and it fits their v…

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Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, in the dark days of the housing crisis, regulators pressed for a controversial rule that aimed to crack down on shoddy and dishonest lending practices. Now they’re rolling back their plans.

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ADEQ: Patagonia mine wasn't source of orange sludge

ADEQ: Patagonia mine wasn't source of orange sludge

Agency draws flak from environmentalists for its handling of Trench Mine runoff.

October 21, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Goldberg: The good news about offshore oil rigs

Goldberg: The good news about offshore oil rigs

Renewable energy is killing birds.

October 21, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
On climate change, Pentagon accepts facts on ground

On climate change, Pentagon accepts facts on ground

Congress may not acknowledge climate change, but national security threat is real.

October 21, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Research project to create cement is helping rid desert of glass bottles. 

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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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.

October 03, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
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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