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More KUAZ Featured from Jul 2014

Dust blows from Freeport MacMoRan mine tailings near Green Valley, Ariz., in July 2013. The incident led Pima County to issue a notice that the company violated air quality standards.

2 AZ Congressmen Introduce Bills to Slow Air Quality Regulation

Legislation seeks to minimize work for states to get exemption to naturally-occuring violations.

Jul 7, 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 Pedro River

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

Jun 18, 2014
University of Arizona student-run Compost Cats, a composting program that is partnering up with the city of Tucson and other organizations. Here is a farm on the Tohono O'dham Nation where the composting materials are taken.

Tucson Launching Compost Pilot Project

City teaming up with UA group, Tohono O'odham Nation to collect food waste, turn it into fertilizer.

Jun 17, 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
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Rosemont Mine Formal Objection Period Nearing Its Close

Public can weigh in on proposed mine until Feb. 14, ending a 45-day period for response to Coronado National Forest's environmental impact statement.

Feb 12, 2014

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Feb 4, 2014
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Formal Objections Begin for Rosemont Copper Project

Groups who participated in public comment can now file complaints on plan for the next 45 days.

Jan 6, 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
Solar panel array at Tucson Water's Central Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

Nov 12, 2013
Arizona's desert sun is beautiful, but it can be deadly with too much skin exposure.

Climate Change Impact Felt in SW With Rising Temps

Recent report shows human influence; higher temperatures bring health, wildfire risks to the Southwest.

Oct 7, 2013
St. Gregory College Preparatory School is installing one of the largest solar energy systems in a Tucson school, producing 140 kilowatts of electricity.

Arizona Universities Praised for Green Efforts

State schools receive high ranks in recent list of environmentally friendly colleges; UA highest of the three.

Aug 14, 2013
Saguaros flourish in the Sonoran Desert

Suspect Charged in Saguaro National Park Vandalism

16-year-old boy alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on 11 saguaros, other spots in May.

Jul 31, 2013

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