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Take a Break in Tiger's Tap Room

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An endangered species update; Digna Theatre Company combines art with human rights; Adiba Nelson essay; and sculptor Barbara Grygutis honored with new book.

Pima County residents protest Monsanto company's plans to open a greenhouse to develop genetically modified corn seeds in Marana.

More Pima County Monsanto Meetings This Week

Three more meetings for feedback on supporting company's foreign trade zone application.

Dust blows from Freeport MacMoRan mine tailings near Green Valley, Ariz. in July, 2013. The incident led Pima County to issue a notice that the company violated air quality standards.

EPA: Toxic Chemicals Released in Arizona Rose in 2015

Pollutants released into the air, water and land was up 12% from the prior year.

Pima County residents protest Monsanto company's plans to open a greenhouse to develop genetically modified corn seeds in Marana.

Monsanto Seeks Tax Break Amid Vocal Opposition in Pima County

Plus, how the governor's priorities align with technical education needs; checking in with Oro Valley.

Two principals deal with the challenges of a rural school district.

Marana Schools to Receive $500K for Cleaner Buses

It's the only district in Arizona to receive funding for bus emissions.

Pima County Meetings Air Objections to Monsanto Site

The first of five took place in Oro Valley earlier this week, mostly serving as venue for opposition.

On Aug. 5 the EPA was investigating contamination of this old Colorado mine when it unexpectedly triggered a release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste.

2015 Spill Dumped 540 Tons of Metals into River, EPA Says

Wastewater from the Colorado mine turned rivers yellow.

Drops and ripples of water.

Oro Valley Student's Science Project Chosen for Competition

Amanda Minke's lead-reducing water filter among 300 student projects competing.

Vanishing Sand at the Grand Canyon

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2017 Arizona legislature starts work; exploring diction with Anna Risley; and film & stage stars Renèe Taylor & Joseph Bologna visit Tucson with "My Life on a Diet".

The lesser long-nosed bat is an important pollinator of cacti in the American Southwest.

Growing Bat Population Good for Tequila Drinkers

The once endangered long-nosed bat may come off the federal protection list.

The San Pedro River flows through Sierra Vista.

US-Mexico Study of San Pedro River a Binational First

The San Pedro River Aquifer provides water to people on both sides of the border.

2016 Likely 2nd Hottest Ever in Tucson; 2014 Was No. 1

Last 3 Years will rank as hottest in Old Pueblo for average temperature.

First Day Hikes Celebrates 60th Year in Arizona State Parks

Come Sunday, more than 60 events will be held statewide, 7 in Southern Arizona.

The walking trail at Sabino Canyon leads people to the beautiful opening of the canyon.

Pima Trying On a Free Shuttle to Sabino Canyon

Avoid the crowded parking lot with an environmentally friendly ride.

Treecycle

Here's How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Tucson

The city of Tucson can help you recycle it properly, by turning it into mulch.

Mike Kazz, president for Grecycle, demonstrates how to turn turkey grease into fuel.

Holiday Cooks: Don’t Put That Grease Down the Drain

Pima County officials say it will cause clogs, backup; bring to Jan 7 recycling event.

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