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The Sonoran Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "inspire and enable community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America."

Dwindling Waterways Draw Scientists

Sonoran Institute researchers working on issues, raising awareness

Wildfire Growing Rapidly near Patagonia

3,800 acres with little containment; 200 crew members on lines

Meet some bug enthusiasts from the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute as they share some of the highlights of their living insect collection with Mark McLemore.

'Bug Man' Oversees Vast Collection

'They're not out there to sting you or bite you,' entomologist says

'Helicopter Parents' Cause Long-Term Issues

Overly attentive moms, dads create coping problems when kids grow up

Wandering Gray Wolf Found

Recently released male found 75 miles from mate

A blooming ocotillo sits in the Sabino Canyon Conservation area, one of many beautiful wildflowers native to the region.

Sabino Canyon: Desert Delight

Popular hiking, recreation area alive with color for spring

Lions, Bobcats Focus of UA Research

Grad student keeping tabs on Arizona's big tabbies

Fire Season May Worsen With Budget Cuts

AZ, other Western states facing severe conditions with fewer firefighters

Tucson Pledges to Conserve

Saving water could save money as city considers raising bills

A desert tortoise snacks on a prickly pear fruit. somewhere the Sonoran Desert.

'Desert Dreams:' 5 Seasons of Sonoran Region

New film focuses on unique seasons, plants and animals

Once a flourishing part of the Coronado Forest, charred tress stand near Portal Arizona. A reminder of the Horseshoe 2 which fire ripped thorough thousands of acres of forest in the summer of 2011.

Horseshoe 2 Fire, Two Years Later

Chiricahuas blaze scorched 200,000 acres; recovery slow

Conservation Alliance Focuses on Altar Valley

Ranchers, conservationists, scientists join to sustain area

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Tucson Wins Water Conservation Contest

First among similar-sized cities for saving means park upgrades

Prairie Dogs Return Sporting New Look

Black-tailed species missing from local landscape for decades

The tenth anniversary of the Aspen Fire on Mt. Lemmon; what does the mountain look like now, how is it recovering, concerns for the future

Ten Years After the Aspen Fire

Mount Lemmon recovering slowly from historic wildfire

Tracking Geothermal Energy Sources

Arizona Geological Survey leads way toward clean energy

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