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Researchers working to understand forest response to global warming

A UA ecologist's data is contributing to a global effort to track climate change effects.

Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

The proposals are reigniting concerns brought up by a failed plan years ago to build a gondola into the Grand Canyon.

Animal-masked artists protest construction of border wall

A group of Tucson artists staged an art performance near Lukeville last Sunday.

Border wall construction in Arizona moves ahead

Preparations for more construction are underway near Douglas and on the San Pedro River.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

The number of cars traveling between Tucson and Casa Grande could quadruple in two decades.

Tucson cutting, but not canceling, recycling pickup

The curbside recycling service will be reduced to every other week, and the city expects to save $1.4 million a year.

Without government aid, fishermen in Mexico return to endangered porpoise habitat

Fishermen in the Sea of Cortez say they haven't received compensation like in previous years, so they're returning to the vaquita marina's waters for shrimp season.

Deal will use Bisbee wastewater to recharge San Pedro River aquifer

The project is meant to support the health of the river following decades of agricultural pumping.

Tucson is getting electric buses, but more people are choosing to drive

The buses could reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions, but ridership is at a 10-year low.

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Park officials say the hundreds of bison at the park are harming water sources and the landscape.

Wildfire evacuation forces 1,000 Prescott-area residents from their homes

The Johnson fire started on the last full day of summer.

Park Service: New border wall will threaten critical archaeological sites

A report by the agency details impacted sites in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

A U.S. district judge said government agencies have shirked their responsibility to count the Mexican spotted owl.

Cochise County group says environmental lawsuits harm landowners, economy

An environmental advocate countered saying the group is aligned with the company behind a planned development in Benson.

Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

The plant collection is designed to expand public understanding of desert plants and where they originated.

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