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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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EPA plan to ease mercury standards raises ire of moms’ group, activists

Arizona mom Claudia Faudoa joined dozens of activists Monday who called the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to relax standards on power plant emissions, like mercury, an “attack on American children.”... Read more»

Yuma mural highlights endangered pronghorn and marsh bird unique to the Southwest

The fastest land mammal in North America and a large-footed marsh bird in the Southwest have been listed as endangered for more than half a century and artists in Yuma want to let people know how their existence is threatened.... Read more»

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

Daylight Saving Time

Don't touch that clock! Rest of nation springing ahead to DST

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning for most of the United States, but Arizona residents won't have to switch their clocks — we don't observe DST.... Read more»

Sunlight for nighttime: Az’s largest utility plans to expand solar battery storage

Arizona Public Service Co., is investing in tech required to make solar power work for customers even after the sun goes down.... Read more»

Needed or misguided? Permanent ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon draws mixed reaction

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation that would make permanent a moratorium on uranium mining at the grand canyon. Backers of the mining industry aren't happy about it.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteers fined $250, sentenced to 15 mos. probation

A federal judge sentenced four No More Deaths volunteers to 15 months of probation and fined each $250 on Friday, stemming from their convictions last month of violating federal law when they left water and food for migrants crossing Southern Arizona's deserts.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Never mind Green New Deal, socialism already here as Arizona deals with climate

Drought politics is socialist politics in every way imaginable and it’s determining our future right here in Arizona.... Read more»3

A CO2 sponge: Arizona scientist working to combat rising carbon dioxide levels

ASU researchers have developed a technology that scrubs the air of carbon dioxide. Now they need the funding to make it bigger.... Read more»

Nogales group feeds vulnerable communities as it fights food waste

Wheels Without Waste is eschewing federal restrictions — and the money that comes with it — while coping with climate change to bring food to hungry people.... Read more»

Photos: Winter storm dumps snow in Tucson, hard freeze coming

A winter storm brought slushy snow and freezing rain to most of Tucson on Friday morning. Overnight, a hard freeze warning will be in effect.... Read more»

West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem

The southern half of Arizona appears to be an ongoing source of West Nile in neighboring states as the virus appears to be here to stay, according to a study from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping public lands bill that will secure millions of dollars for Arizona's federally protected lands.... Read more»

45-mile walk shows solidarity against Arizona mine on land tribes consider sacred

Activists took part in the fifth annual walk to protest the proposed Resolution Copper Mine slated for land that the San Carlos Apache tribe calls sacred. ... Read more»

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