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TEP to Cut Coal Capacity, Expand Renewable Resource Use

Plans to cut one-third in next 15 years, while expanding its reliance on natural gas and other renewables.

Pima County Could Seek Mitigation for Pipeline Construction

Environmental Impact Statement for Kinder-Morgan's Sierrita Pipeline didn't find major negative impacts; County administrator says it could create second smuggling corridor.

One of the many varieties of palm tree at Desert Palm Oasis.

Exhibit Features Native Palms in the Sonoran Desert

Tohono Chul is recreating a "palm oasis" from Sonora, Mexico; based off of canyons along the Sea of Cortez.

Just one of the many scenic views surrounding Madera Canyon.

Group Protects Natural Area Popular for Birding, Other Activities

Madera Canyon located east of Green Valley is famous for its birds, scenic sites and other opportunities.

Bill Would Allow Ranchers Kill Endangered Wolves in Self Defense

In cases Mexican gray wolves attack people, livestock; opponents say bill violates Endangered Species Act.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

Navajo Nation Gets $1B for Uranium Mines Cleanup

Money part of a $5.15B settlement that the federal government reached with a petroleum company to blame with contaminated sites nationwide.

Tucson to Replace Tall Trees Near Power Lines

City, TEP altering policy regarding how to handle trees growing near posts; they'll be cutting down taller ones, plating two shorter ones.

AZ Officials Predict Busy Fire Season

Gov. Jan Brewer scheduled to speak Weds. about outlook in conjunction with Arizona Wildfire Prevention Week that runs through Fri.

A father and his child gear up for bike safety and to enjoy the events of Cyclovia Tucson, an event which will be comprised of multiple event, giveaways and prizes during the whole month of April.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

Climate Change Threatens AZ Water Supply, UN Report Says

“...changes are already occurring in the Southwest...with increased warming, these problems will only get worse," says UA professor, one of study's authors.

Grijalva Speaks Against New Mining Resolution

It loosens restriction on mountaintop mining companies, allowing them to fill mountain valleys that act as waterways; passed U.S. House 229-192.

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.

Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert

Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.

The Colorado River dies a slow death in Mexico. The river's delta, formerly lush, is now the mostly barren desert seen here. The river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez.

Morelos Dam Water Begins Flowing Into CO River Delta

Floodgates were opened Sunday, part of a pilot project to release water from the Colorado River into its parched delta in Baja California, Mexico.

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