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Tucson, an Urban Classroom for German Students

University students visit the city to learn about global conditions

Arizona 'Unique Laboratory' for Sustainability, Scientist Says

Focus on future of food, water, energy and impact on society at Biosphere 2 conference.

New Building May Be Greenest on UA Campus

$75 million Environment and Natural Resources structure set to be complete in June.

University of Arizona Hosts 2nd Annual Olive Harvest

Members of the community invited to participate; campus home to hundreds of trees.

UA Graduate Student Gets EPA Award

Chris Guiterman will spend next two years researching effects past changes in climate have had on pine forest in Arizona.

UA Yuma Agriculture Center Aims to Improve Farming Techniques

Mission is to rapidly respond to problems faced by city; entirely run by university.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Group Spreads Appreciation, Support for Snakes

Tucson residents are working on awareness, education and conservation of reptiles; hope to give it a better reputation.

UA Pays Tribute to Campus Trees, Recognizes Local Tree Campaign

Campus Arboretum dedicated 2014 Arbor Day Tree a few days early on Earth Day in recognition of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rotschild’s 10,000 Trees Campaign.

Group Takes Wasted Food, Puts It Back Into Soil

The UA's Compost Cats collect food, other organic matter from the university, local restaurants; then use as garden soil, other operations.

Warmer Weather May Increase Rattlesnake Encounters

But experts say common sense, education can usually prevent unwanted interactions with the venomous creatures.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

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