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New Grizzly Bear Exhibit at Reid Park Zoo Opens Thursday

Ronan and Finley are brother and sister orphan cubs, rescued from Montana, brought to Tucson in July.

10/29/12. Rebecca Brukman.
Vehicles experiencing a traffic jam on both sides of freeway.

Local Group Asks People to Go Without Cars For The Weekend

International Car Free Day is Sept. 22; association would like residents to drive bikes, walk, use public trans during that weekend.

Asarco Fined $30K for Mismanagement of PCB Waste

EPA says Tucson company used buildings contaminated with toxic chemical; employees constantly used these buildings.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

Feds, Tribes to Work Together on Water Rights

10 Western nations join Bureau of Reclamation for 2-year study of resources in Colorado River basin.

Because artificial grass does not show the wear and tear that regular grass would, more groups (such as Mountain View's marching band) can make use of the field.

Local High Schools Switching to Artificial Grass

Sports fields using fake turf may be safer, cost less, more water efficient.

Environmental Group Encourages Applicants for Tree Program

Trees for Tucson provides home shade trees at low cots, promote benefits of planting trees.

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.


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.

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