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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Sep 2011

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.

Sep 8, 2011

The Dirt on Dust Devils

Researchers find complicated science behind the common whirlwinds

Aug 4, 2011

Flandrau Monsoon Exhibit Explains Summer Weather

A trip to the science center reaveals Monsoon secrets

Jul 14, 2011

Monsoon Driving

When do you turn around and go another way?

Jul 7, 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
J.J. Brost.

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

The Archeological Treasures of Homolovi State Park

Discover a place in Northern Arizona that is sacred land to the Hopi, a budget-troubled state park, and a storehouse of ancient relics.

Mar 24, 2011

The Tucson Wildlife Center

Learn how the dedicated staff of the TWC stands ready to help injured wildlife, whether they are feathered, furred, or scaled.

Jan 20, 2011

A Visit With Byrd Baylor

At age 87, the celebrated children’s book author and former Tucson newspaper writer is living a simple life in a solar-powered house in the desert.

Dec 24, 2010

Teachers Voices with Mike Mayer and Colin Waite

Learn about the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning which turns the Tucson Mountains into an environmental science classroom.

Sep 10, 2010

The Battle Against Buffelgrass

Find out about the mission of the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center, raising awareness about a threat to the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Aug 27, 2010
Kieran Suckling

Examining the Gulf Oil Spill

Kierán 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

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