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Patches of buffalo grass are being grown at the University of Arizona's School of Plant Sciences.

AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability

Recently acquiring buffalo grass, artificial turf has been a growing trend to save water, other resources.

Justin Gallick, Animal Care Advocate for the Pima Animal Care Center, discusses pet adoptions and the shelters growing problem of over population.

Local Animal Shelter Encourages Adopting During Holiday Season

Pima Animal Care Center is overflowing with cats, dogs that need a home; organization will waive $60 adoption fee.

Cold Weather Brings Freeze Warnings

Temperatures are expected to drop near or below freezing overnight through weekend.

Tucson has a small, growing community of people who keep chickens and sell eggs, from backyard coops to schoolyard flocks that help children learn.

Raising Urban Chickens Interests Tucson Residents

City has a small but growing community of people who raise chickens in backyards; local school uses them for learning purposes.

Arizonans Speak Out on Gray Wolves Endangered List Status

Fish and Wildlife meeting offers those who live near Mexican gray wolves a chance to comment.

Experts: Building Preservation Good Environmentally, Culturally

A look at the Historic Y, what's become; members of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation discuss restoring historic buildings.

Event Recycles Hundreds of Gallons of Old Cooking Oil

Green Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving; people can drop off used oil which can then also be converted into biodiesel.

Marcia Lincoln, hobby poultry farmer, discusses how to produce healthier and happier birds and how she is working to protect heirloom turkey varieties.

Wild Turkeys Making a Comeback in Southern AZ

After disappearing from area in 1920s, Game and Fish says there are about 1,000 Gould's in southeastern Arizona.

Alan Weisman, author of Countdown, a book that explores the challenges of a growing population.

Journalist, Author Addresses Planet Overpopulation in Book

Alan Weisman discusses the negative effects people have on nature in "Countdown."

Volunteers with Watershed Management Group redesign a neighborhood street to help capture rain water to be used in growing plants.

Tucson Nonprofit, Officials Collaborate to Preserve Water

Watershed Management, Mayor Rothschild, Dept. of Transportation help pass green streets policy requiring new roadway development designed to capture storm water.

Mexican Gray Wolf AZ Meeting Coming Up

Public hearing scheduled for Dec. 3 to weigh in on removal of species from endangered list.

AZ Week: Talks of AZ Water Crisis, Officials Search for Solutions

Existing supplies may not suffice in future; issues raised about where, how state will find more.

Google Earth Maps Helps Track Deforestation Patterns

With the help of Google’s supercomputers, a University of Maryland geographer processed more than 650,000 images into the most detailed map of world deforestation to date.

Patagonia Group Hopes to Restore Water Flow, Wildlife

They have introduced more than 2,600 plants this last year, all grown from seed, member of Borderlands Restoration.

Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

EPA Recommends Rosemont Should Not Get Water Permit

Agency explained proposed activities by mine project to mitigate water damage in area would not be sufficient.

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

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