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AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

Navajo Nation Gets $1B for Uranium Mines Cleanup

Money part of a $5.15B settlement that the federal government reached with a petroleum company to blame with contaminated sites nationwide.

Tucson to Replace Tall Trees Near Power Lines

City, TEP altering policy regarding how to handle trees growing near posts; they'll be cutting down taller ones, plating two shorter ones.

AZ Officials Predict Busy Fire Season

Gov. Jan Brewer scheduled to speak Weds. about outlook in conjunction with Arizona Wildfire Prevention Week that runs through Fri.

A father and his child gear up for bike safety and to enjoy the events of Cyclovia Tucson, an event which will be comprised of multiple event, giveaways and prizes during the whole month of April.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

Climate Change Threatens AZ Water Supply, UN Report Says

“...changes are already occurring in the Southwest...with increased warming, these problems will only get worse," says UA professor, one of study's authors.

Grijalva Speaks Against New Mining Resolution

It loosens restriction on mountaintop mining companies, allowing them to fill mountain valleys that act as waterways; passed U.S. House 229-192.

Center Responds to Possible Worsening of Global Warming

A U.N. weather agency says there may be irreversible damage to the planet; a new Tucson center drafting plans for how people could survive.

Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert

Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.

The Colorado River dies a slow death in Mexico. The river's delta, formerly lush, is now the mostly barren desert seen here. The river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez.

Morelos Dam Water Begins Flowing Into CO River Delta

Floodgates were opened Sunday, part of a pilot project to release water from the Colorado River into its parched delta in Baja California, Mexico.

An old, broken down ironwood tree.

Locals Explore Ironwood Forest Natl Monument

Located in Tucson, place named after trees native to the area; executive director recommends people to visit.

BIll Would Allow Livestock Owners to Shoot Fed Protected Wolves

Arizona Senate committee approved legislation that would grant ranchers permission to kill Mexican gray wolves if they prey on their animals.

Pima County Has Met 50% of Sustainability Goals, Report says

The Board of Supervisors adopted the five-year plan in 2008; goals included favoring eco-friendly products, limiting county's carbon footprint.

As Fire Season Approaches, Yarnell Tragedy Examined

"For all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don't think it taught the fire community anything," argues Stephen Pyne, fire historian at ASU.

Pictured here, the Santa Cruz River flows from the highlands in Mexico down to the south eastern parts of Arizona.

AZ Water Experts Working with MX Counterparts on Preservation

Arizona and Sonora, Mexico share water from the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Rivers; collaborating to save resources.

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