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Spencer Canyon campground open after lion scare

Spencer Canyon campground open after lion scare

Officials could find no trace of reported lion. 

June 26, 2015 1:51 pmLoading…
A good year for fire in the Peloncillos

A good year for fire in the Peloncillos

Blazes on Arizona-New Mexico border being managed to restore grasslands.

June 24, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Delayed Tucson fire season arrives for holiday weekend

Delayed Tucson fire season arrives for holiday weekend

Land managers urge caution in our area's parks and forests.

May 22, 2015 7:36 pmLoading…
Rosemont Mine, opponents clash over air permit

Rosemont Mine, opponents clash over air permit

Court hearing over permit issued by ADEQ to allow mine to operate.

January 05, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Mining company says it's committed to Superior's success

Mining company says it's committed to Superior's success

But some townspeople say the outdoors offer better chance for area's future.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Prehistoric burial site found near Superior

Prehistoric burial site found near Superior

Land-swap opponents say findings demonstrate the archaeological importance of the region.

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Deal for Superior mine inserted into defense bill

Deal for Superior mine inserted into defense bill

Resolution Copper has been trying to acquire the land for nine years.

December 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lawsuit filed over Patagonia Mountains mine project

Lawsuit filed over Patagonia Mountains mine project

Enviros want to stop Canadian company looking for copper.

October 29, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
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 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.

October 17, 2014 12:58 pmLoading…
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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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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Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

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Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

Critics say any mitigation deal could help the mine win approval.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

May 23, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Redington Fire nearly contained after burning 30 acres east of Tucson

The Redington Fire burning east of Tucson is now 80 percent contained and burned less acreage than initially estimated. 

May 05, 2014 10:00 am

Both sides praise Canadian decision on Augusta shareholder rights

In a decision that both sides are spinning as a victory, the British Columbia Securities Commission says that under certain circumstances, it will put an end to Augusta Resource Corp.’s shareholder rights plan by mid-July.

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Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Sabino Canyon, a spectacular slash in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, now attracts 1 million visitors a year — and federal officials say the canyon’s 21-year-old recreation plan is due for a makeover.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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