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New Federal Law Pushes Back Next Step for Rosemont

It will be efficient Sept 27, meaning mine's impact study won't be available until November.

'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.

Flooding Threatens Town of Clifton in Eastern AZ

Heavy rains in area lead to suggested evacuation, flood-gate closure on river, shutdown of US Highway 191.

Flames from a wildfire burn close to a structure

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.

Mosquito

Climate Change May Affect West Nile Mosquitoes, Study Says

UA researchers used computer models to predict impacts of weather changes on mosquito populations.

Gray Wolves May Be Removed from Endangered Species List

However, US Fish and Wildlife says Mexican gray wolves would probably remain under fed protection.

Harvester ants living in a diorama of their natural habitat.

Conservatory Showcases Ants, Bees in Natural Habitat Displays

Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale houses two exhibits that allow visitors to watch creatures' daily routines live.

US Court Upholds EPA on AZ Power Plant Cleanup

Apache, Cholla, Coronado coal-burning stations must meet nitrogen oxide emissions standards in 5 years.

A new species of desert mountain scorpion found in the Catalina Mountains.

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.

A prickly pear sits in the Sonoran Desert cactus forest, over looking the surrounding mountains.

Our Great Outdoors In September

Exploring the desert's biodiversity.

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.

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