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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Jan 2012

A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.

National Downwinders Day

Friday, January 27th, 2012 is the first National Downwinders Day to recognize people in western states exposed to radiation from nuclear test sites in Nevada.

Jan 27, 2012
Cars - Houses

Housing Bubble Aftermath: Rethinking Sprawl

City planners examine lessons of growth, seek ways to shape Tucson's future

Dec 22, 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.

Nov 23, 2011

After The Flames, A Slow Healing

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

Oct 20, 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

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