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Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

Plans to Use Helicopters in Wilderness Areas Worries Conservationists

Arizona Game and Fish wants the aircraft to manage bighorn sheep.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

San Pedro River

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

cars traffic

Driver-Less Cars About a Decade Away, UA Engineer Says

Technology being developed for a vehicle to navigate itself, promising to make roads safer eliminating human error; however, it also raises legal questions.

row of red houses

Weekly Business Report: Tucson Real Estate Market Changing

Inside Tucson Business Editor Evans discusses week's top stories, including housing, bioscience, start-up competition.

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.

NASA launches a ship in to space.

NASA Changes Worry Tucson Planetary Science

New grant-funding structure promises more money for planetary research, but local scientist negative impacts.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Two fishermen in boat at Lake Patagonia.

AZ Game and Fish Considering Overhaul of Licensing

Department's commission meeting Saturday to vote on proposed changes to fishing, hunting licenses.

EPA: AZ's Air Quality Rules Don't Pass Federal Muster

The agency rejected the state's air quality and regional haze plans.

Retired US Sen. Jon Kyl (third from left), White Mountain Apache Chairman Ronnie Lupe (center), US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (to Lupe's left) and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (second from right) with members of White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Clean Water Agreement, Through Congress, Signed for AZ Tribe

Under $200M federal allocation, White Mountain Apaches will get 'clean water for another 100 years.'

Feds Hold Jaguar Sanctuary Meeting

Public invited to Sierra Vista gathering Tuesday; state game officials oppose plan to set aside 1,300 sq. miles.


Spraying Buffelgrass From Helicopter Effective But Costly

County-tested treatment for invasive species not being implemented because it's too expensive.

There is one idea which would spend billions of additional dollars for personnel, equipment and barriers along the border with Mexico, but this is raising red flags for environmentalists.

Proposed Barriers Along Border Could Harm Wildlife

The issue has raised flags among environmentalists, who argue it could be devastating to the area's natural surroundings.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

Possible Water Shortage in CO River, Solutions Needed

US officials say this means including finding ways to reduce demand, conservation and better management of supplies.

Officials: Government's Response to Wildfires Not Affected Yet

Obama administration says this year's budget cuts haven't harmed ability to fight fires.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Arizona's federal officials about issues affecting Tucson.

City Approves Water Service Changes

Tucson's geographic limitations have been refined.

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