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Butterfly Wonderland near Scottsdale Arizona is the largest butterfly atrium in the nation and is home to hundreds of different species of these beautiful flying insects.

Scottsdale Conservatory Houses Worldly Butterflies

Nation's largest conservatory receives cocoons from South America, Southeast Asia, other places around globe.

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.

Freeport MacMoRan Faces Air Quality Violation

Pima County asks mining company south of Tucson to come up with plan to prevent dust after summer complaints.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

New Agreement Helps Tucson Manage CO River Water Supplies

25-year deal reached between city, CAP to get 'groundwater credits' for storing renewable supplies.

Rare Seabird Spotted in Patagonia Lake

Juvenile blue-footed booby last seen in the area Wednesday; visitors flock hoping to get look before it moves on.

AZ Research Ranch Showcases Local Grasslands

Hundreds of native plants, animals depend on these diverse ecosystems; visitors allowed on limited basis.

Group's Goal: Restore Colorado River's Delta

Overdraw of water imperils wetlands, environmental coalition says as it holds Phoenix gala to raise money.

A butterfly, local to Southern Arizona, sits a top a desert flower.

Local Parks Help Preserve Southeast AZ Native Butterflies

Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens create botanical displays to attract, protect the colorful creatures.

TEP Expands Purchases of Natural Gas Generated Power

Tucson utility company says it plans to to use more renewable energy sources; less from coal-fired plant.

Brewer to Seek Appeal of Federal Disaster Denial

Yarnell needs help with rebuilding more than 100 houses, preventing erosion in wake of fire, governor says.

Pima County, UA Working to Eradicate Invasive Bullfrogs

Species has been threatening native frogs, toads, wildlife in central Tucson restoration area.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Fisherman and dog in boat at Lake Patagonia.

AZ Game and Fish Finalizes License Overhaul

Changes effective Jan 2014; department will simplify amount of licenses needed to hunt, fish.

Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Rosemont Plans to Purchase Land in Pima, Santa Cruz Counties

Copper mining company buying 5 parcels in the area; 4,500 acres including 1,700 of water rights.

Historic Park's Pond Drying Because of Drought

Distinctive desert-meets-swamp characteristic of Tucson's Agua Caliente Park is slowly disappearing.

EPA: AZ's Report on Environmental Impact of Proposed Freeway Lacks

Agency said there is not enough detailed information regarding air quality, human health effects.

Yarnell Fire Grows Slowly, Containment Improving

At 850 acres and 15% containment, lightning-caused blaze threatens no structures.

UPDATED: New Yarnell Wildfire Grows to 815 Acres

Fire remains five percent contained; full containment expected by Friday; no structures harmed.

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