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A photo of a Jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains taken on December 1, 2016

Jaguar Photographed in Huachuca Mountains, a First

Preliminary indications are that the animal has not been spotted before.

Saguaro National Park Fees Set to Rise Next Year

For the first time in more than a decade the entrance cost is going up.

Snow on the lower ridges of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Freezing Temperatures Expected Overnight Through Thursday Morning

Freeze and hard-freeze warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service.

Close-up of pine tree needles.

Permit Holders Can Cut Their Own Christmas Trees in Coronado Forest

There are a limited number of permits and certain conditions apply.

The location for the release of bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains in an effort to re-establish a herd there, Nov. 22, 2016.

20 More Bighorns Released; Catalina Herd Called Viable

There are no more planned translocations or lethal removal of mountain lions.

A monarch butterfly.

Southwest Monarch Study Gets $89K To Track Butterflies

The award was part of a larger effort to aid in the recovery of a declining Monarch population.

By the time the Colorado River reaches the soft sandstone of southern Utah, it is a large, powerful river, cutting deep gorges into the Colorado Plateau.

Experimental High Flows Start at Glen Canyon Dam

Officials hope to redistribute sediment trapped by the dam.

TEP Plans to Add More Solar, Wind Power to Energy Portfolio

Two recent requests for proposal would add 100 MW of each for 20 years.

beer glass

Tucson Team Takes Prize for Wastewater-to-Beer Idea

Group will use $250,000 water innovation award to set their idea in motion.

Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

A naturally-germinated Cottonwood tree pictured with Martha Gomez-Sapiens, research associate at University of Arizona, 2016

Colorado River Delta Still Thrives 2 Years after Dam Flow

It is supporting bird and plant life while recharging groundwater.

Tribes Receive EPA Funds For Environmental Projects

Largest project in grants will be water connection between remote communities.

Map Of The Colorado River Basin

Study: Southwest May Face Severe, Multi-Decade Drought

If the rate of greenhouse emissions stays the same, it will likely hit by the end of the century.

ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, “I’m having fun!” as she maneuvers the skip loader to turn a pile of wet compost.

Feeding Our Future: Turning Garbage into Gardens

How a group of UA undergraduates are saving the environment.

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