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Right in Your Backyard: Foraging for Food in the Sonoran Desert

This week we learn to harvest cholla buds, speak with expert Gary Nabhan and visit an urban farm that's doing a lot more than growing vegetables.

Episode 142: TUSD Searches for Next Superintendent

Also, Rosemont mine gets US environmental OK; opponents say they'll continue resisting.

Heat and Ozone Levels Forecast to Rise in Tucson

Air pollutant could be at elevated levels through Friday; hot temperatures will last through the weekend.

Wildfire Crews Gaining Upper Hand in Cochise County

Lizard Fire's growth slows; two-thirds of fire's perimeter now contained.

Containment Expands on Wildfire East of Tucson

Lizard fire surpasses 15,000 acres; officials report optimism in slowing it.

Winds Drive Cochise County Wildfire to 14,900 Acres

Brush, grass scorched, power line threatened; containment at 5 percent.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Planting Fish to Kill Mosquitoes: 'This Is Historical'

Endangered fish species going into swimming pool to eat larvae.

Rosemont Mine Takes Step Forward with Forest Service Approval

More permitting and approval must go through before operations can begin.

Climate Scientist: Leaving Paris Accord Bad for Southwest

The region is already experiencing the effects of global warming, says Valerie Trouet.

South Tucson to Receive $300K for Contaminated Sites

The funding will go to assessing "brownfield" sites to promote redevelopment in the city, the EPA says.

Team Maps Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise

Researchers are looking there for a 'gold mine' of information about changes and adaptations.

Heat May Have Killed Illinois Man West of Tucson

34-year-old's body found on hiking trail in Saguaro National Park West.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Tucson Ranks Low in Public Park Availability

Trust for Public Land rankings show many Tucsonans do not have easy access to a park.

Fire Restrictions in Place As Holiday Weekend Approaches

Some campfires banned, also smoking and firing weapons.

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