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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.

Rosemont Exploratory Drilling in Santa Ritas Starts Next Month

All parts will be done within existing environmental constraints on land; goal to learn more about site for proposed mine.

Forese, Little Get Republican Nomination for Corporation Commission

Team gets most votes with about 29% each; to face Democrats Holway, Kennedy in November for 2 vacated seats.

Tombstone Gets $75K to Assess Possible City Hall Environmental Hazards

City officials concerned with lead-based paint, asbestos in currently-vacant, historic building.

Coronado Natl Begins Forest Thinning Project Near Mt Graham

This is first step of a ten-year project in Pinaleño Mountains; goal is to lessen fire danger in area .

Semba and offspring Sundzu at Reid Park Zoo. Semba gave birth to a female calf Wednesday night.

Reid Zoo African Elephant Gives Birth to Female Calf

Semba began going into labor last night to a baby weighing in at 245 pounds; she has not yet been given a name.

A solar panel at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish and School.

TEP Proposes No Up-Front Cost Solar Panel Installation Program

If Corporation Commission OKs, utility would be responsible for maintenance, customers would pay fixed monthly rate for 25 years.


Saguaro Natl Park Combating Buffelgrass in Area Starting Tuesday

A helicopter will be used to spray herbicide in parts where it is too dangerous or remote to reach by foot.

UA Yuma Agriculture Center Aims to Improve Farming Techniques

Mission is to rapidly respond to problems faced by city; entirely run by university.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

More Water Headed to Lake Mead

Surrounding towns depend on source for water supply amid more than a decade-long drought.

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