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Native Plants Thrive at Tohono Chul Park

Behind the scenes at botanical garden shows resilience to winter

Quick Charge at Picacho Peak

Visit a new charging facility for electric vehicles that is helping to turn I-10 into an "electric highway"

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

Ancient Signs of Intelligent Life

Visit some petroglyph sites in the Tucson Mountains with guide Allen Dart, the executive director of The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.

Housing Bubble Aftermath: Rethinking Sprawl

City planners examine lessons of growth, seek ways to shape Tucson's future

To Build a Village

Hear the story of Kate Tirion, a Patagonia woman who is hoping to help rebuild Haiti using the environmentally sustainable principles of permaculture.

A Tour of Kartchner Caverns with Gary Tenen

The cave's co-discoverer revisits Kartchner often, and finds it still amazes him 40 years later. A tireless evangelist for the cave he still refers to as "Xanadu", Gary Tenen invited Mark Duggan to accompany him on a recent trip underground.

A Humane Touch

New Humane Society of Southern Arizona vice-president Kerri Burns brings first-hand experience with animal rescues and law enforcement

Conservation Close to Home

Tucson residents team up with local non-profit to increase beauty and decrease consumption

A Visit With Byrd Baylor

At age 87, the celebrated children’s book author and former Tucson newspaper writer is living a simple life in a solar-powered house in the desert.

Tucson Environmental Group Files Endangered Species Act Petition For Rosemont Orchid

Center for Biological Diversity wants federal protection for the rare Coleman’s Coralroot.

Prescribed burn in Rincon Mountains

Tucson residents may see smoke rising from the mountain range east of town.

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