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The plants that have survived, and even thrived, during the winter's cold spells at Tohono Chul Park are mostly native to the Sonoran Desert.

Native Plants Thrive at Tohono Chul Park

Behind the scenes at botanical garden shows resilience to winter

Picacho Peak, Arizona, Saturday, December 8, 2012: The official ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the new GoE3 Quick Charging installation for EVs. (left to right) Ariel Brimacombe, Colleen Crowninshield (Tucson Clean Cities,) Bill Sheaffer (Phoenix Clean Cities,) Paul Bessent (VP, GoE3,) Bruce Brimacombe (CEO, GoE3,) Ken Bennett (AZ Secretary of State,) Colin Tetrault (Advisor on Sustainability, Phoenix Mayor’s office,) Sean Hegna (Eaton Corporation,) Cyndi Brimacombe.

Quick Charge at Picacho Peak

Visit a new charging facility for electric vehicles that is helping to turn I-10 into an "electric highway"

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

Ancient Signs of Intelligent Life

Visit some petroglyph sites in the Tucson Mountains with guide Allen Dart, the executive director of The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.

At-Risk Youth Get Second Chance with Landscape Training Program

The UA is helping to sustain a program led by Tucson Clean and Beautiful that gives youth on probation a second chance.

President and board memeber of the Tucson Friends of Sabino Canyon Dave Bushell tells us about an upcoming event "Music in the Canyon" in Sabino Canyon.

Coming to Sabino: Music in the Canyon

Popular outdoor recreation area hosts Sunday event by donation

Downtown Tucson pedestrians

Housing Bubble Aftermath: Rethinking Sprawl

City planners examine lessons of growth, seek ways to shape Tucson's future

The Arizona Board of Regents recently recognized four University of Arizona professors for their work and accomplishments, and this week we have been introducing you to each of these exemplary educators. Tonight we meet Distinguished Professor Eduardo Saez in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Distinguished Professor: Eduardo Saéz, Chemical/Environmental Engineering

Research in wind-blown dust, oxidation lead his work

President Mary Ann Pogany and Treasurer Charlotte Poole of the Friends of Oracle State Park speak about their organization and their efforts to reopen an important part of their community.

Volunteers Rescue Oracle State Park

Supporters find resources, aim for February for re-opening

Recycling

Keeping Tucson "Clean and Beautiful"

Local organization seeks more volunteers for cleanup in parks, washes, roadways

Water Is Rising, But Not in Our Desert

Tucson receives visitors from halfway around the world, where there's too much water

We speak with superintendent of Saguaro National Park, Darla Sidles (left) and Manzo Elementary counselor, Moses Thompson (right) about the Bio Blitz which aims to count all the living species in the park.

Readying for BioBlitz in Tucson

Saguaro National Park officials prepare to count all creatures great and small

Daniela Diamente, the Director of El Grupo Youth Cycling, and Donna Lewandowski, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, discuss the future of the Pima County Urban Loop project.

The Urban Loop to Recreational Connections

Once completed, this shared-use path will offer a 55-mile continuous loop that links many recreational spots

To Build a Village

Hear the story of Kate Tirion, a Patagonia woman who is hoping to help rebuild Haiti using the environmentally sustainable principles of permaculture.

A Tour of Kartchner Caverns with Gary Tenen

The cave's co-discoverer revisits Kartchner often, and finds it still amazes him 40 years later. A tireless evangelist for the cave he still refers to as "Xanadu", Gary Tenen invited Mark Duggan to accompany him on a recent trip underground.

Our state's economic recession has had a big impact on organizations like The Humane Society of Southern Arizona. They now have to work harder to find the funding they need to deal with the ever-growing population of stray, abandoned, and abused animals.

A Humane Touch

New Humane Society of Southern Arizona vice-president Kerri Burns brings first-hand experience with animal rescues and law enforcement

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