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Rocky Point's new cruise port 'most important' project in city

Mexico plans to spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port in Puerto Peñasco. “It is the most important project the city has ever had,” said Miguel Guevara, director of promotion and international affairs for the city. ... Read more»4

Experts press case for forest management to head off catastrophic wildfires

The science is in and the time to act on forest management is now if the government wants to avoid more catastrophic wildfires, a panel of wildfire experts told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

The Forest Service signed off on the final environmental impact statement for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative last week, clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest.... Read more»

Officials: Colorado River shortage not 'a crisis' for Az in near term

Officials from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and CAP say decades of planning have prepared the state for a water shortage expected to be declared on the Colorado River. They say a shortage wouldn't immediately affect cities or industries. ... Read more»

Endangered species condoms mark Earth Day with an earthy message

The Center for Biological Diversity worries that Earth Day has lost its focus on overpopulation, so it will deliver an unusual reminder – 50,000 free endangered species condoms. The condom giveaway is just one of many ways people are marking Earth Day. ... Read more»

Experts: Funding, staffing cuts undermining state water agency

Some Arizona water experts are alarmed at deep cuts to funding and staffing at the agency in charge of securing Arizona's water supply. A Cronkite News Special Report examines those claims. ... Read more»

Community gardens take root in Arizona

The number of community gardens in Tucson has doubled since 2010.... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama and the ‘warmest year on record’

President Barack Obama says that 2014 was “the planet’s warmest year on record.” But that’s not entirely accurate.... Read more»

Clean up your cabinets and the environment at Dispose-A-Med event

More than 2,900 pounds of outdated prescription drugs have been properly disposed of at collection events over the past two years. Saturday, you can empty out your cabinets and keep drugs out of the water supply at a Sheriff's Department Dispose-A-Med collection on the East Side.... Read more»

FactCheck: Santorum and the EPA’s mercury rule

Rick Santorum misrepresented the EPA’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins.... Read more»

No April foolin': Freeze warning for SE Arizona

We've already topped 90 degrees in Tucson this year, with cacti blossoming and pollen floating everywhere. But there's at least one more cold spell looming — the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for parts of Southern Arizona, with temperatures dipping as low as 27 degrees.... Read more»

Fort Huachuca plans ‘buffer’ against development; conservationists skeptical

A trio of federal agencies announced this week that Fort Huachuca will be part of a program aimed at preventing land development around bases, to aid military operations while protecting vulnerable environments. Conservationists are skeptical.... Read more»1

APS holding co. was largest donor to 2014 federal campaigns in Arizona

Pinnacle West Capital and its employees were the largest non-party contributors to federal candidates in Arizona in the last election cycle, giving $187,783 to House and Senate candidates in the 2014 midterm election cycle.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Face drought with water policies that reinforce conservation ethic

We've all seen the news coming out of California. The governor there has imposed restrictions on all 400 water agencies that serve that state and mandated a 25 percent cut in urban water usage. Here in Tucson, we have a strong conservation ethic, and one of my goals as a councilman is to make sure our water policies reflect and reinforce that. ... Read more»

Cloud seeding: A solution to Arizona’s water challenges?

Of all the potential solutions offered for Arizona’s water challenges, one has a decidedly science fiction feel: planes flying over the Rockies, seeding clouds with aerosolized silver iodide to stimulate rain and snow.... Read more»

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