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In the summer monsoon, grass carpets the Chiricahua foothills.

Fire Prevention in the Chiricahuas

Chiricahua Mountains assist fire ecology research; they're the largest most biodiverse of Arizona's 'Sky Islands.'

Sep 18, 2014
Entrance of Colossal Cave.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Aug 14, 2014
Mountain lion in the mountains west of Tucson.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Jul 18, 2014

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Jul 17, 2014

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Jun 26, 2014

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

May 15, 2014

Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

May 8, 2014

Harvesting Cholla Buds

For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Apr 24, 2014
Bethany Brandt presses the air from the soil around the roots of a young plant at Deep Dirt Farm in Patagonia, Ariz. Brandt helps monitor the progress of the vegetation as a volunteer with Borderlands Restoration.

Patagonia Group Hopes to Restore Water Flow, Wildlife

They have introduced more than 2,600 plants this last year, all grown from seed, member of Borderlands Restoration.

Nov 22, 2013

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

Nov 22, 2013

AZ Research Ranch Showcases Local Grasslands

Hundreds of native plants, animals depend on these diverse ecosystems; visitors allowed on limited basis.

Sep 6, 2013
Organ Pipe National Monument is in the middle of conflict among border law enforcement, the environment, and park visitors due to the environmental impact of border security and enforcement policies

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

Jul 23, 2013
Boxes of Chapul Cricket Bars are displayed on the counter of Rocks n' Ropes.

New Insect-Based Protein Bar Promotes Water Sustainability

Crickets could be an uprising culinary delicacy.

Jul 11, 2013
Picacho Peak, Arizona, Saturday, December 8, 2012: The official ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the new GoE3 Quick Charging installation for EVs. (left to right) Ariel Brimacombe, Colleen Crowninshield (Tucson Clean Cities,) Bill Sheaffer (Phoenix Clean Cities,) Paul Bessent (VP, GoE3,) Bruce Brimacombe (CEO, GoE3,) Ken Bennett (AZ Secretary of State,) Colin Tetrault (Advisor on Sustainability, Phoenix Mayor’s office,) Sean Hegna (Eaton Corporation,) Cyndi Brimacombe.

Quick Charge at Picacho Peak

Visit a new charging facility for electric vehicles that is helping to turn I-10 into an "electric highway"

Dec 13, 2012
We take a tour with the TBG Director of Horticulture, Michael Chamberland, and learn about how moisture-loving plants such as orchids and bromeliads are grown in our desert environment.

Tropical Plants Thrive In 'Cool' Greenhouse

Tucson Botanical Gardens showcases unique plants in controlled environment

Jul 10, 2012
A California condor soars near the Grand Canyon. It is the most endangered bird in North America. It's also the largest, with a wingspan of about nine feet.

Legislation, Lawsuits Fly Over Banning Lead Ammo

Two sides agree on lead-poisoning threat to California condor, part on ways to solve problem

Jun 29, 2012

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