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Sustainability

Making the case for natural nutrition for plants

Making the case for natural nutrition for plants

Are your plants on steroids? Here's a better option.

September 06, 2014 11:00 amLoading…
Report: Pima County met about half its 'sustainability' goals

Report: Pima County met about half its 'sustainability' goals

Pima County has met more than half of the goals it set five years ago when it decided to implement environmentally friendly practices in its operations.

March 17, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Sandy Fabritz-Whitney: Another step in securing Arizona’s future prosperity – a strategic water plan

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney: Another step in securing Arizona’s future prosperity – a strategic water plan

Arizona has a long history of addressing our water supply challenges.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hi-tech Tucson home is 'old school' in its bones

Hi-tech Tucson home is 'old school' in its bones

VISION House is the most energy-efficient project of a long career in solar-home building.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Renewable Fuel Standard subsidies unneeded as sales of cleaner vehicles surge

How did we reach the point where the government is promoting a dreadful fuel that gets worse fuel economy than gasoline or diesel, drives up food prices, damages car engines and has unintended environmental consequences?

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tanque Verde Wash caught up in golf course-well conflict

Tanque Verde Wash caught up in golf course-well conflict

The Tanque Verde Wash, unlike most of its Tucson counterparts, still blooms with yellowing cottonwood and willow trees during autumn’s current peak.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Basses to bicycles: Music store adds folding bikes

Basses to bicycles: Music store adds folding bikes

Local music lovers and Tucson cyclists can find themselves shopping at the same store, now that a local music store has started selling a line of folding bikes.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Water-short world needs plant-based diet

Guest opinion: Water-short world needs plant-based diet

There is not enough water. Supplies are decreasing due to drought conditions and demand is increasing.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Garden tours bloom this month

Nearly two dozen homeowners will open their gates to the public during four  self-guided garden tours throughout Southern Arizona. Gardeners, contractors and gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions.

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Dartmouth College student Anna Morenz shows Jensen Peyton, 8, how to plant popcorn as part of The Big Green Bus program at Tucson Village Farm. Members of the Dartmouth program travel across the country promoting sustainability.

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

The former Greyhound bus runs on old vegetable oil and has solar panels. The fridge uses just 40 watts of electricity.

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

When The Big Green Bus pulled into Tucson Village Farm bright and early Friday morning, kids and parents were ready to get their hands dirty like true farmers by planting crops, harvesting and learning sustainability techniques.

July 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Around the state

Walton foundation gives $27.5M to ASU program

March 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

Doctoral student Dominique Villela, left, and Manny Teran test out the high-efficiency solar compressor prototype at the University of Arizona. A utility would store air in a reservoir during the day, when sunshine is abundant.

April 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

Doctoral student Dominique Villela, left, and Manny Teran test out the high-efficiency solar compressor prototype at the University of Arizona. A utility would store air in a reservoir during the day, when sunshine is abundant.

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UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source

Solar power and wind energy are popular in the green movement, but when there's no wind or sun, there's no power.

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U of A gets a 'B' on sustainability report card

The University of Arizona earned a 'B' on the Sustainable Endowments Institute's 2011 college sustainability report card.

October 27, 2010 6:00 amLoading…

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