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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.

There are 400 wild, edible native foods in the Sonoran Desert. This food mandala is made from mesquite, ironwood, cholla cactus buds and cactus seeds.

Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

The answer to future food shortages may be right outside our doors.

Jason Katterhenry tells us about the UA mobile phone app for tracking dust storms.

Sensors, Signs: System to Warn I-10 Drivers of Dust Storms

Electronic monitoring will take place along a 10-mile stretch between Eloy and Casa Grande.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is trying new strategies to solve the root causes of hunger.

Arizona Land and Water Trust Wins National Award

Recognized for its work on water issues and land preservation.

Sunlight reflects off of the water in a swimming pool.

Treated Water to Make Beer? Tucson Group Says 'Cheers!'

Pima County team fights stigma against reclaimed water; finalist for innovation distinction.

Students run the Manzo Market every two weeks, where they sell produce from their garden and eggs from the school’s chickens. Photo by Moses Thompson

Feeding Our Future: The Manzo Model for Growing a School Garden

In an age of shrinking education budgets, should school gardens be a line item?

Visitors Flock to Arizona State Parks in Record Numbers

Nearly 3M tourists spent more than $16M at the parks, which lost some funding in 2012.

Samantha Felix and Jesse Pablo run TOCA's Project Oidag, which means "garden." Click to listen to them describe their work teaching youth about traditional foods.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

Just a small portion of the Saguaro National Forest conservation area.

Study: Saguaro Survival Sign of Climate Change Effect

Scientist connects age of saguaros with volcanic activity that changed temperatures.

Sirena Dufault began exploring the Arizona Trail in segments before completing it twice.

The Arizona Trail Opens New Paths for Tucson Resident

Accident leads to exercise and new discoveries

$85M Allotted for Navajo Uranium Mine Cleanup

400 abandoned mines run by many companies now out of business.

Aerial view of water making its way into the parched Colorado River delta.

Greenhouse Gas Surprise in Colorado River Pulse Flow

100,000 acre-feet released into delta had unexpected side effect, scientist says.

Public Meetings on Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

State agency schedules three gatherings to take comments on permit proposals.

As of 2005, scientists say there were 29 surviving populations of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse in the Southwest, but biologists say they believe there may be fewer now.

Team 'Inks' Endangered Mouse in Arizona, New Mexico

NAU researchers confirm species' range in region using special inkpads.

Downtown traffic makes its way through construction in the area where the new street car will be.

Pima County Now Offers Air Quality Permits Online

24/7 service aimed at construction that could add dirt, pollutants to the air.

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