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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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Victims of the Gulf oil spill

Hundreds of oil-covered animals have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico so far. As Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports, the volume of casualties is steadily increasing.... Read more»

Years of BP probes warned neglect could lead to accidents

The Deepwater Horizon blowout was not the first of BP's safety problems. Internal investigations over the past decade warned senior BP managers that the company repeatedly disregarded safety and environmental rules and risked a serious accident if it did not change its ways.... Read more»

Former Valdez cleanup worker warns of toxic dangers in the Gulf

Merle Savage has never been the same since she spent four months cleaning up Alaska’s oil-contaminated waters and shores after the Exxon Valdez crash. She still feels the toll that took on her health, but as she watches the Gulf, she’s felt something else: Déjà vu.... Read more»

Stay out of the sun: Temps may hit 109, says heat advisory

Stay inside where it's air-conditioned, stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids on Monday, says the National Weather Service. The mercury might spike to 109 in Southern Arizona, with temperatures as high as 104 likely in Tucson.... Read more»1

Canadians have own oil worries after Gulf spill

It took the BP oil well blowout for most Canadians to give any thought to the potential for a similar catastrophe off their shores.... Read more»

Comic: Politicomix

Recipe from a disaster: Oiseaux a l'huile

Thousands of feet below the surface of the sea, tens of millions of gallons of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico. We can't see it, so it doesn't seem that real. Yet.... Read more»


Global fury over Gulf oil spill

Opinion: Where, the New York Times asks, have you seen impact of the spill? Here in deepest Provence, for starters. But expect it anywhere you look.... Read more»

Comic: Environment

BP spill: The view from the front lines

As BP struggles to cap its well, and CEO Tony Hayward stumbles from unfortunate utterance to unfortunate utterance, fish and birds keep dying.... Read more»

Volcano could be best thing to happen to Iceland

With Eyjafjallajokull and its ash-spewing cloud, many predict Iceland's tourism sector will do some exploding of its own.... Read more»

In the dark: Sky observations cast light on pollution

Globe at Night, which promotes the value of dark skies, set a record in 2010 with more than 17,800 measurements of night sky light pollution. The program teaches about the impact of excessive artificial lighting on local environments, and the ongoing loss of a dark night sky as a shared natural resource.... Read more»


For immigrants, an extra challenge in Gulf oil spill

They came to the Gulf Coast as war refugees from Vietnam in the 1980s. After Katrina, they were the very first community to return and rebuild. But just as a sense of normalcy had returned to the community of Vietnamese fishermen, the Gulf Coast oil spill hit.... Read more»

The world's eight strangest sex remedies

All the more intriguing remedies people use to improve their sex lives, from Africa to China, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea and beyond, include, among others, conception, contraception, erection or deception.... Read more»1

Snake bites are a forgotten global threat

In most Indian villages there is an "ojha," or a magician who doubles as a medicine man. The ojha can cure snake bites with mantras and by rubbing leaves and homemade pastes on the wound.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Brown in Green

Environmental group Greenopia named Arizona the 13th greenest state, meaning 12 states are greener. Does less brown mean more green?... Read more»

Arizona No. 13 on green states list

Arizona is No. 13 on a list of the nation's greenest states, according to an environmental group.... Read more»

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