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EPA Proposes Ban On Drain Disposal Of Pharmaceutical Waste

Rule would apply to chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, nicotine and certain nutritional supplements.

An Amish farmer working in his field with a team of horses.

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma?

Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.

'Operation Chill Out' Starts for Tucson's Homeless

The Salvation Army of Tucson going to parks to hand out water, hats, sunscreen.

The sun sets in the Arizona desert wilderness.

Feeling Ill? 104-Degree High, Ongoing Heat May Be Reason

Pima County health officials warn of dangers of extreme temperatures with summer upon us.

EPA Finalizes Emissions Rules for Navajo Generating Station

One of three generators to be shut off by 2020 at coal-fired plant to meet standards, clear air over Grand Canyon.

Illegal Dumping: Pima Problem, Citation Goes to Trash Owner

Even if a hauler is at blame, resident who hired the company could be held responsible.

TEP Proposes No More Coal Burning at Tucson Plant

Idea comes at EPA public hearing as alternative way to meet emission restrictions plan aimed at cleaner park air.

Cold Weather Brings Freeze Warnings

Temperatures are expected to drop near or below freezing overnight through weekend.

Asarco Fined $30K for Mismanagement of PCB Waste

EPA says Tucson company used buildings contaminated with toxic chemical; employees constantly used these buildings.

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.

Freeport MacMoRan Faces Air Quality Violation

Pima County asks mining company south of Tucson to come up with plan to prevent dust after summer complaints.


Monsoons Can Mean More Mosquitoes, Case of West Nile

The Pima County Health Department advises residents to be on guard.

Wayne Decker, co-director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, talks about a new Master's program that focuses on combating global poverty and hunger.

Combating Global Poverty From Tucson

New master’s degree trains students to tackle economic issues worldwide.

Beth Gorman, senior program manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, speaks about a recent regional survey that inquired about residents' support for clean air activities.

Survey Finds Air Quality Important to Community

Pima County's campaign has received positive response from people, survey found.

Residents of Ajo face some challenges, however there are different efforts to help out.

Ajo Aims to Become Greener, Healthier

Town's residents seek economic opportunities.

Residents in Ajo are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community and encourage more exercise by getting people to participate in gardening projects throughout the town.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.


Flu Related to Climate, Even in Warm Places

UA study finds humid, rainy seasons elsewhere bring flu typically associated with winter

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