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Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.

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EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

Navajo would close by 2044. Sierra Club may sue to block plan.

July 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Environmentalists continue to push for a coal-free plant in Tucson.

July 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

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Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

PHOENIX — State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires — even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.

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UA graduate honored by White House for K-12 science program

UA graduate honored by White House for K-12 science program

A UA doctoral graduate was honored by the White House on Tuesday for his work to provide area students with the opportunity to experience nature and conduct scientific research.

March 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Trails to tranquillity

Trails to tranquillity

A hike, at its bare essence, is simply a vigorous venture out of the city and into the wild — a test of legs and lungs against a backdrop of scenic splendor.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Vandal destroys thousands of plants at county nursery

Vandal destroys thousands of plants at county nursery

A single act, done under the cover of darkness, recently turned thousands of native plants lovingly grown from seeds into little more than kindling.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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TEP coal-to-gas moves driven by environment, cost

Tucson Electric Power Co. is swapping a chunk of its coal-fired power generation for cleaner-burning natural gas.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Massive mine proposed at Oak Flat, sacred tribal land

Massive mine proposed at Oak Flat, sacred tribal land

The planned Rosemont Copper Mine just south of Tucson isn’t the only mining controversy in Arizona.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson border activists oppose ‘border surge’ amendment

A coalition of local organizations gathered today at El Tiradito shrine near downtown Tucson to oppose the “border surge” amendment to the Senate immigration bill that will essentially double the number of Border Patrol agents and add fencing along the border before allowing people to adjust…

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Problem pumas to be hunted down

Problem pumas to be hunted down

A mountain lion stays close to its deer kill in Sabino Canyon. Lions who prey on bighorn sheep will be killed, state wildlife officials say.

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Problem pumas to be hunted down

Problem pumas to be hunted down

A pair of bighorn sheep pause on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley. A herd of bighorn sheep, which died out in the late 1990s, will be brought back to the Pusch Ridge area in November.

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Mountain lions may be hunted down in Catalina Mountains

Mountain lions may be hunted down in Catalina Mountains

An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains appears to be increasing - and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Senate panel OKs new rules for petitions

PHOENIX - A Senate panel voted Wednesday to throw additional hurdles in the path of Arizonans who want to write their own laws.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

EPA imposes new emission limits on Ariz. power plants

FLAGSTAFF - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prescribed new pollution limits on three coal-fired Arizona power plants, aiming to protect the environment and air quality for wilderness areas and landmarks such as the Grand Canyon.

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Council says no to forcing stores to reduce their use of plastic bags

Council says no to forcing stores to reduce their use of plastic bags

The Tucson City Council approved a program Wednesday to encourage shoppers and clerks, like Kathleen O'Dell at Bashas', above, to reduce bag usage. Data on bag usage also will be collected. It was far short of what Councilman Paul Cunningham had sought.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Council says no to forcing stores to reduce their use of plastic bags

Council says no to forcing stores to reduce their use of plastic bags

A proposal to force stores to use fewer plastic bags got sacked Wednesday.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enviro groups go after Tucson's partly coal-fired power plant

Environmental groups want federal regulators to place a partly coal-fired power plant in Tucson under regional regulations designed to curb regional haze.

October 13, 2012 1:01 pmLoading…

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