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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Jun 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
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

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