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More Arizona Spotlight Teases from Aug 2010

Kieran Suckling

Examining the Gulf Oil Spill

KierĂ¡n Suckling, Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity just completed a fact-finding mission to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill region. While he was in New Orleans, he spoke with Robert Rappaport.

Aug 20, 2010
Bark Beetle

Young Bark Beetles in Love

What spells romance for the average bark beetle? Mark Duggan looks at the research being done to better understand the world of these insects, information that can help to control the threat they pose as pests.

Jun 18, 2010
solar panel

Solar Energy and Water Concerns

Solar energy is a natural for Arizona, but is there a drawback? Some people say generating power from the sun can use too much water and Arizona can't afford that.

Jun 11, 2010

Experimental Asphalt

Pam White tells us about a new kind of non-petroleum based asphalt that is being used to repair some of Tucson's many potholes.

May 28, 2010
Santa Cruz Bridge

Santa Cruz River

Hear how the Santa Cruz River is bringing together people from both sides of the immigration debate, in a special report from "The World" producer Lorne Matalon.

Mar 5, 2010
Faucet

Wastewater

Find out what happens to more than 65 million gallons of drinking water that gets flushed every day in Pima County, as Laura Markowitz follows the flow.

Dec 4, 2009
Jane Poynter

Jane Poynter

Author, ecologist, and explorer Jane Poynter talks about her new book, "Champions for Change." She's working with the U.N. and athletes from around the world for pro-environmental action.

Nov 20, 2009
"Las Chicas Bravas"

Las Chicas Bravas

Tony Paniagua introduces us to "Las Chicas Bravas", the nickname given a group of Mexican women who started a thriving recycling business, against all odds.

Oct 9, 2009
Solar House

Solar House Update

Christopher Conover looks at the University of Arizona's entry in an international contest to design the future of solar housing.

Jul 31, 2009
Darla Sidles, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park Superintendent

Meet Darla Sidles, the new superintendent of Saguaro National Park, and hear about the qualities she brings to the position.

Jul 31, 2009
Giant reed

Invasive Desert Plants

Tony Paniagua looks at the ongoing struggle in the Sabino Canyon ecosystem against invasive plant species like giant reed and buffelgrass.

Jul 31, 2009
TV

TV Disposal

With the conversion to digital television broadcasting now complete, you may be wondering what to do with your old TV set. Christopher Conover reports on your options.

Jun 19, 2009
solar panel

UA Goes Solar

Christopher Conover reports on the University of Arizona's plans to greatly expand the use of solar energy on campus.

Apr 24, 2009
Dr. Michael Rosenzweig Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona Author: Win-Win Ecology

"Win Win Ecology"

Tony Paniagua interviews biologist and author Michael Rosenzweig, who offers a win/win scenario for humans and wildlife, as we face ecological challenges ahead.

Apr 24, 2009
Buffelgrass is an invader species

Buffelgrass Eradication

An audio postcard from The Sonoran Desert Weed Whackers and the group's ongoing battle against buffelgrass.

Apr 24, 2009
Earthship home

Earthship Homes

A Tucson couple is building the first "Earthship" in Pima County. Claudine LoMonaco reports on the eco-friendly houses built from natural and recycled materials (mostly tires).

Mar 20, 2009

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