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Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California

The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As Fire Season Approaches, Yarnell Tragedy Examined

"For all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don't think it taught the fire community anything," argues Stephen Pyne, fire historian at ASU.

Sierra Vista Aims to Conserve Water, Save San Pedro River

Town trying to lower water use because if source dries up heart of community's economy, Fort Huachuca, could close.

Biosphere 2 Raising Money for Sea of Cortez Small Scale Replica

The researching facility has until April 22 to raise $100K to turn a 9,000-square-foot tank into living model of Gulf of California's oceanic environment.

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans.

US, Mexico Cooperate to Restore Flow of Water to CO River Delta

Water hasn’t flowed regularly in the once-lush delta since 1960; Starting March 23, 105,000 acre-feet will be release from the Morelos Dam bordering Yuma.

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