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UA Researchers Study Climate Change Effects In Amazon Trees

University scientists part of international research team; recently wrapped up field work in Peru.

Abundance of Wildlife, Nature in Heart of Desert

Sabino Canyon is a popular destination for locals, tourists, nature enthusiasts as it has exquisite landscapes every season of the year.

Pot-Bellied Pigs Wait for New Parents At Local Sanctuary

Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is the home for unwanted, abused pot-bellied pigs; since its opening the animals have kept on coming.

Jaguar Project in Sonora Working Hard to Protect These Felines

They're kept in rugged, isolated territory, where they're being protected from hunting or other human activity.

African Birds Thrive in Phoenix

Population for the rosy-faced lovebirds, also known as the peach-faced lovebirds, has grown during the past few decades, as has its popularity.

Water Future Looks Gloomy for Arizona, Surrounding Region

2016 expected to be tough year due to ongoing droughts, rising demand from increase in population.

Homemade Cisterns Help Harvest Rain

A group of friends helped each other design, build rain harvesting mediums inspired by water-saving efforts in rural Thailand.

Energy Plan May Reduce Costs for CAP Water Delivery

Power plant near Page, AZ subject to clean air standards, group working to make those changes affordable, keep plant open.

New Site Shows Statewide, Local Maps of Natural Hazards

Site is a compilation of data on earthquakes, faults, earth fissures and wildfires in AZ, resources on how to prepare for these.

Locals Promote Rainwater Harvesting In Creative Forms

With scarce rainfall and arid conditions, this method is becoming more popular in Tucson, Southwest desert.

'Weird Plants' Flourish in Tucson

Curious adaptations to arid environments draw collectors from hobbyists to the horticulturally obsessed.

Southeastern Arizona Home of Rare Habitat: Desert Grasslands

Rare ecosystem is rich in biodiversity, supports a variety of endemic plants, animals.

AZ Grassland Faces Threats from Mesquite Trees, Woody Plants

These plants were not present in the landscape traditionally, continue to spread.

Monsoons Cut Fire Season Short; Longer Outlook Grim

100,000 acres burned in AZ this year, but heavy winter rains, snow needed to lessen future danger.

Researchers Find New Scorpion Species in Catalinas

This is the second time a new species is found in the mountains, which is unusual; unclear of how venomous creature is.

AZ Research Ranch Showcases Local Grasslands

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

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