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2011 has been designated as the international year of the bat, and there are concerted efforts to inform the public about the importance of these creatures.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Agua Caliente Park Pond #1 July 2016

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

An intense rainstorm floods the mall on campus of the University of Arizona.

Tucson Recorded 1.59 Inches of Rain in June, Second Most

Rainfall total for month topped 1 inch two other times, including record 2.07 in 1938.

NOVA Fireworks Spiral Light

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Weather Helps Slow Spread of Redington Fire East of Tucson

The 'Racetrack Fire' started Sunday, spread to 800 acres by Monday morning

Desert Heat: Deaths, Rescuers and Ways to Stay Safe

4 people die in record 115-degree heat; how do Tucsonans cope?

Tucson firefighters pull four people from a car swept downstream near East Lee Street and North 9th Avenue in Sunday's rainstorm.

Four Rescued from Rain-Swollen Wash in Tucson; No One Injured

Monsoon under way; caution urged in traversing flooded roadways.

Volunteers with Southern Arizona Rescue Association return to the trailhead June 20. A hiker went missing, one was rescued and a third died on the trail June. 19, and the search continues for the missing hiker.

Missing Hiker Found Dead; 4th Victim of Record Heat Wave

Four deaths in Tucson area from 115-degree heat last weekend.

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

At 93 million miles the Sun is our nearest star. Now with new technology, solar scientists are seeing it as never before.

Highest Temp in 21 Years Forecast for Tucson Sunday

High of 114 leads to excessive heat warning through Wednesday night.

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Excessive Heat Expected Sunday, Monday in Tucson

Temperatures are expected to top out around 113 in Tucson on Sunday.

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

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Wildlife Crossings Are Saving Animals

Bridges and underpasses allow for safer passage, habitat connectivity in Arizona

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

Crews in Coronado Forest's Catalina District say this is peak fire season.

Pima County Issues Air Quality Watch, First of Season

Those with heart or lung conditions cautioned to avoid exposure to outdoors.

Southern Arizona 'Drought-Free' for First Time in Five Years

Monsoon, El Niño bring plenty of moisture, but not enough to end being water smart.

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