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.
Albert Lannon unloads groceries after a trip to a store on North Silverbell Road, nearly a 24-mile round trip. "It would be nice to have a public transportation option to not have to drive all the time, especially with the price of gas being what it is," said Lannon, 74. Such an option is un…
Picture Rocks residents were hit with a double dose of the cold shoulder in October - not only were hopes for connecting the community to Tucson's public transportation plan scuttled, but a major garbage collector pulled out of part of the area.
When Picture Rocks retiree Charles Strauss needs to get around - say, visit the doctor or pick something up at a supermarket - his options are limited. Since he has no car, he must either hitch a ride with a neighbor or spring for a $70 round-trip cab ride.