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Annual Winter Event Welcomes Birds, Revenue to S. AZ

Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival is celebrating 21 years; pumps tens of thousands of dollars into Southern Arizona economy.

A time lapse photograph of light pollution from Tucson reaching the Picacho Peak night sky.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Justin Gallick, Animal Care Advocate for the Pima Animal Care Center, discusses pet adoptions and the shelters growing problem of over population.

Local Animal Shelter Encourages Adopting During Holiday Season

Pima Animal Care Center is overflowing with cats, dogs that need a home; organization will waive $60 adoption fee.

Alo Vera is just one of the thousands of varying plant species in southern Arizona.

Tucson Groups Advocate for Native, Heirloom Plants

"We are not only interested in preserving seeds...but...the traditions...food culture in our Southwest."

The plants that have survived, and even thrived, during the winter's cold spells at Tohono Chul Park are mostly native to the Sonoran Desert.

Native Plants Thrive at Tohono Chul Park

Behind the scenes at botanical garden shows resilience to winter

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

President Mary Ann Pogany and Treasurer Charlotte Poole of the Friends of Oracle State Park speak about their organization and their efforts to reopen an important part of their community.

Volunteers Rescue Oracle State Park

Supporters find resources, aim for February for re-opening

We speak with superintendent of Saguaro National Park, Darla Sidles (left) and Manzo Elementary counselor, Moses Thompson (right) about the Bio Blitz which aims to count all the living species in the park.

Readying for BioBlitz in Tucson

Saguaro National Park officials prepare to count all creatures great and small

Daniela Diamente, the Director of El Grupo Youth Cycling, and Donna Lewandowski, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, discuss the future of the Pima County Urban Loop project.

The Urban Loop to Recreational Connections

Once completed, this shared-use path will offer a 55-mile continuous loop that links many recreational spots

To Build a Village

Hear the story of Kate Tirion, a Patagonia woman who is hoping to help rebuild Haiti using the environmentally sustainable principles of permaculture.

A Tour of Kartchner Caverns with Gary Tenen

The cave's co-discoverer revisits Kartchner often, and finds it still amazes him 40 years later. A tireless evangelist for the cave he still refers to as "Xanadu", Gary Tenen invited Mark Duggan to accompany him on a recent trip underground.

Our state's economic recession has had a big impact on organizations like The Humane Society of Southern Arizona. They now have to work harder to find the funding they need to deal with the ever-growing population of stray, abandoned, and abused animals.

A Humane Touch

New Humane Society of Southern Arizona vice-president Kerri Burns brings first-hand experience with animal rescues and law enforcement

Eric Magrane and his wife harvest rainfall with gutters and cisterns and grow native plants in swales that reduce water waste.

Conservation Close to Home

Tucson residents team up with local non-profit to increase beauty and decrease consumption

Coronado National Forest Improvements

Ongoing improvements to the Marshall Gulch area on Mt. Lemmon have closed roads temporarily and public comment is being sought on the future of the area.

Arizona's Condor Recovery Program A Success So Far

A recent release of four of the endangered birds highlights the effort to reintroduce the magnificent birds of prey.

Condor Release Program Continues This Weekend

Four of the endangered birds will be released from captivity into the wild Saturday.

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