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Harvesting Cholla Buds
For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.
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.
Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation
Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.
Some Hope During Immeasurable Grief
Children's Memorial Parks provide comfort, solace and memories
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"
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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