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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.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

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

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?

Botteri's sparrow is found mostly in Mexico but its habitat extends into small parts of southeast Arizona and Texas.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Digging Deeper - 7,000 feet - into Arizona's Copper Mines

'Arizona Week' goes underground to check in on one of the state's largest industries.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

German students David Sipple, Milan Daus, Stefan Zins and Davis Rösch have been riding bicycles all around Tucson during their visit.

Tucson, an Urban Classroom for German Students

University students visit the city to learn about global conditions

Jeffrey Silvertooth, PhD, addresses people who are learning more about agriculture.

Group Helps Grow Interest in Agriculture, Gardening and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.

Solar Installers: Net Metering Limbo is Bad for Business

One solar installer sees layoffs coming with TEP's announcement that it will seek retroactive rate changes

Woodpeckers are only one of the local species of birds that nest during the month of March.

It's Not Just for the Birds

Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

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

National Parks Add Millions to Arizona Economy

Annual report shows $837 million spent at area National Parks in 2014

New Community Would Add 28,000 Homes in Benson

'Villages at Vigneto' proposal working its way through town government

Water levels at the Colorado River basin.

Report: Colorado River Most Endangered River in US

Three human-caused sources listed as dangerous for river that flows through Arizona.

Rosemont Copper Mine Hits Roadblock, Air Pollution Permit Overturned

Maricopa County Superior Court says AzDEQ acted “contrary to law”

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