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Free rabies vaccines at Cunningham's office Saturday

A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs will be held at the Ward 2 Council office on the East Side on Saturday, with the Humane Society offering to treat up to 150 pets. Low-cost distemper/parvo shots will also be available.... Read more»

Storm-driven sea birds detoured to Tucson

When Tropical Storm Newton blew into Tucson last week, most residents were just trying to stay dry. But for Southern Arizona bird watchers, Newton was a rare opportunity to see exotic bird species, some of which have never been recorded before in the state. But some of those sea birds aren't faring well in our desert.... Read more»

Enviros, tribal activists hail EPA’s Superfund designation for Gold King Mine

Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement Wednesday that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year. ... Read more»

Tribes, Grijalva lead move to conserve Gila River land

Native American tribal leaders, archaeologists and Congressman Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River as a national monument.... Read more»

Killing the Colorado

California and EPA poised to expand pollution of potential drinking water reserves

A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows. ... Read more»

EPA announces plans for next phase of Navajo uranium cleanup

Federal officials took the first step last week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation, seeking bids to assess the problem and begin planning the project.... Read more»

ASU researcher applauds new FDA rule on antibacterial soaps

ASU researcher Rolf Halden has been warning the Food and Drug Administration of the dangers of ingredients found in antibacterial soaps for more than a decade. His research focuses on how man-made pollutants found in personal care products seep into our natural resources and eventually, our bodies.... Read more»

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

The more than 400 wild burros that are an economic boon for the small town of Oatman are considered an over-populated nuisance by some in western Arizona. The animals are a danger along roadways, and compete with native wild animals for food. The BLM is experimenting with birth control to manage the herds.... Read more»

Park Service push for centennial visitors worries environmental groups

The National Park Service hopes to boost visits in honor of its centennial later this month, but its “Find Your Park” program has some environmental groups asking: How much is too much?... Read more»

Tribe concerned about reclaimed water on Gila River land

In June, the Gila River Indian Community approved moving reclaimed water to an area that adjoins Pii Paash land, but the small tribe of about 1,000 remains worried that the water will seep onto its land and believes the environmental questions have not been answered.... Read more»

City adds second sandbag pickup spot

Tucson residents who need to block monsoon floods can pick up free sandbags from a second location, city officials said. A fill-your-own sandbagging spot has opened in the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, with pre-filled sandbags still available at Fire Station 7 on East Pima Street.... Read more»

Supervisor Bronson rescued after SUV swept into flooded wash

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was among the drivers caught in Tuesday's torrential rains. Tucson firefighters pulled Bronson from her vehicle after it was swept down a flooded wash near East Ft. Lowell Road. The Fire Department handled 75 weather-related calls Tuesday, performing eight swift-water rescues.... Read more»

Thunderstorms prompt flash flood watch, warnings

Thunderstorms in Southern Arizona have the National Weather Service cautioning of potential flooding in roads and washes, with a flash flood watch in effect through midnight, and a flash flood warning for Southeastern Pinal County, including the Mammoth area. ... Read more»

Missing Mt. Lemmon hiker last seen Monday

A 28-year-old Tucson woman who went hiking in the Catalina Mountains, was last seen Monday. Authorities are searching for Amy Kijewski, whose car was found at the Palisades Trailhead on Tuesday.... Read more»

Rains prompt flood warning for Tucson, SE Az

Midday thunderstorms with heavy rain mean drivers should be aware of flooded roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, in effect through 2 p.m. Tuesday, for Tucson and eastern Pima County, along with Cochise, Santa Cruz, southwestern Graham and Pinal counties. ... Read more»

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