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TEP Plans to Add More Solar, Wind Power to Energy Portfolio

Two recent requests for proposal would add 100 MW of each for 20 years.

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Tucson Team Takes Prize for Wastewater-to-Beer Idea

Group will use $250,000 water innovation award to set their idea in motion.

Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

A naturally-germinated Cottonwood tree pictured with Martha Gomez-Sapiens, research associate at University of Arizona, 2016

Colorado River Delta Still Thrives 2 Years after Dam Flow

It is supporting bird and plant life while recharging groundwater.

Tribes Receive EPA Funds For Environmental Projects

Largest project in grants will be water connection between remote communities.

Map Of The Colorado River Basin

Study: Southwest May Face Severe, Multi-Decade Drought

If the rate of greenhouse emissions stays the same, it will likely hit by the end of the century.

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.

A field of stars lights up the night sky above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.

NAU Project Will Study National Park Boundaries from Space

The team will look at divisions caused by land-management choices, like logging.

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.

Jason Katterhenry tells us about the UA mobile phone app for tracking dust storms.

Sensors, Signs: System to Warn I-10 Drivers of Dust Storms

Electronic monitoring will take place along a 10-mile stretch between Eloy and Casa Grande.

A saguaro cactus in the Grand Canyon National Park is in full bloom, displaying beautiful pink flowers.

Spring Is Coming Earlier and Earlier, UA Study Shows

The problematic pattern result of climate change, says co-author of the study.

Glen Canyon Dam.

Does the Colorado River Dam Management Plan Hold Water?

Two-decade plan has support from states, but not from some environmentalists.

A rendering of Earth from space.

Radar Links Wastewater Pumping to Earthquakes

Technology observing dips and buckles of Earth found uplift near injection wells.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

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

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