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Lead Poisoning Among Condors Down This Year

13 of endangered birds along Arizona-Utah border treated in past year after ingesting it, about half average for last five years.

Oak Creek Canyon Reopens to Public Wednesday

Was shut down for months after Slide Fire aftermath left a risky flood zone in area.

Glen Canyon Dam.

Interior Secretary Reinforces Glen Canyon Dam Preservation

Jewell says during recent visit cooperation of 7 Colorado Basin states key to save source of water, electricity to much of Southwest.

Free Admission to Parks on National Public Lands Day Friday

Also asking visitors to spend some of their time volunteering on clean-up projects.

San Pedro River

Initial Tests Show No Toxic Waste in San Pedro River

AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality sampled two areas Tuesday after alert that contamination from Mexican mine could potentially make its way north.

Increased Number of Training Flights Coming to Davis-Monthan

More air crews from global allies expected at Tucson Air Force base; noise increase minimal commander says.

San Pedro River

Mexican Copper Mine Contamination Spills Into San Pedro River

Authorities in northern Mexico issue a binational alert over mine water leakage in creeks, streams.

10/29/12. Rebecca Brukman.
Image of vehicles stuck in traffic on both sides of freeway.

Car Free Day Today Promotes Regular Driving Reduction

Worldwide effort to drive less is part of local efforts to encourage alternative transportation.

Fire Prevention in the Chiricahuas

Chiricahua Mountains assist fire ecology research; they're the largest most biodiverse of Arizona's 'Sky Islands.'

Rain at Stone Canyon, Northwest of Tucson

Odile Veers to East, Sparing Tucson; Flooding in Nogales

Government, businesses were prepared, but worst never came about; much activity back to normal.

Tucson Expects 5 Inches of Rain from Odile, City Takes Precautions

Several Pima County school districts have canceled after-class activities; sandbags provided to residents in case of flooding.

Tropical Storm Odile Bringing Heavy Rain to Tucson

Aside from flash flood dangers, water is mostly welcomed in Sonoran Desert after years of drought.

New Solar Wind Project Moving Ahead in San Luis

Tower to produce electricity will be first of its kind using gravity, water vapor, hot desert air.

Freeway Pump Issues Aggravate Floods on I-10, ADOT Says

Problems with communications system delayed workers from reaching site to turn on pump's engine.

EPA Finalizes Emissions Reduction Rules for 6 AZ Facilities

Measures are expected to cut more than 32,000 tons of pollutants each year; Tucson Electric Sundt included.

Baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo.

Reid Zoo Baby Elephant Makes Media Debut

African elephant Semba gave birth to female calf last week; she weighed in at 245 pounds.

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