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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
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

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
The MINDDRIVE crew left Yuma, AZ, early Tuesday, June 12, with Tucson as the final destination. Brian Nakonechny was driving and Elias Williams was the passenger.

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

Jun 28, 2012

Ancient Signs of Intelligent Life

Visit some petroglyph sites in the Tucson Mountains with guide Allen Dart, the executive director of The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.

May 31, 2012
The Biosphere 2 Model City research facility in Oracle, Arizona: Saturday, April 21, 2012. Members of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association, TEVA2, visit with Biosphere 2 staff and officials from GoE3, an Arizona-based company that has promised to deploy 500 of their modular quick chargers across US highways over the next 18 to 30 months. Two Nissan Leafs and a Tesla Roadster is also shown.

Electric Cars

A closer look at Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and the current controversy over which will become the industry standard.

May 10, 2012

After The Flames, A Slow Healing

As Arizona forests rebound from recent wildfires, restoration experts plan for future flames.

Oct 20, 2011

Author Says Global Appetites Fueling New West Boom

The "old west" economy roars back as the "new west" economy of tourism suffers from recession.

Sep 16, 2011
While Kate Tirion visited Haiti in May she met with a local engineer and his wife who are overseeing projects in the Gressier region. When the building is repaired, it will serve as a half-way house for women and girls who survived rape and other violence.

To Build a Village

Hear the story of Kate Tirion, a Patagonia woman who is hoping to help rebuild Haiti using the environmentally sustainable principles of permaculture.

Jun 9, 2011

A Tour of Kartchner Caverns with Gary Tenen

The cave's co-discoverer revisits Kartchner often, and finds it still amazes him 40 years later. A tireless evangelist for the cave he still refers to as "Xanadu", Gary Tenen invited Mark Duggan to accompany him on a recent trip underground.

Jun 3, 2011

New Weather Service Science Officer Settles In, Talks Upcoming Weather

An early fascination with the monsoon, and an early prediction of this year's rain

Apr 8, 2011

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