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More KUAZ Featured from Feb 2015

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, north of Tucson, in January 2012.

Snow Pack Not Likely Enough to Minimize Wildfire Season

Preparations for summer already under way; snow pack not what it should be, experts say.

Feb 24, 2015
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

State Issues Its OKs on Rosemont Water Quality

Decision now moves to federal level - Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers.

Feb 4, 2015
Bighorn sheep in Santa Catalina Mountains.

Three Lambs Born to Bighorn Sheep in Catalinas

Two adults found dead since last release to build herd; that effort going well, state wildlife official says.

Jan 6, 2015

Hybrid Cars Make 'Clean Air Blue Skies' Eligibility

Six vehicles designated by state transportation officials to get plates allowing single-occupancy in HOV lanes.

Dec 29, 2014
In the summer monsoon, grass carpets the Chiricahua foothills.

Fire Prevention in the Chiricahuas

Chiricahua Mountains assist fire ecology research; they're the largest most biodiverse of Arizona's 'Sky Islands.'

Sep 18, 2014
Entrance of Colossal Cave.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Aug 14, 2014

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Jul 17, 2014

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Jul 17, 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

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