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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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Immodest proposal

Did Boobquake actually cause an earthquake?

Boobquakers, are you happy now? According to one cleric, your efforts may have doomed us all. ... Read more»4

Big Bend cross-border park faces twisting path

Border security issues are hampering plans to create an international park by combining Big Bend National Park in Texas with protected areas in Mexico.... Read more»

A river runs through it

Tombstone school grant pairs technology with San Pedro

Teachers in Tombstone will soon bring the San Pedro River to their classrooms in a unique effort to boost the math skills of students.... Read more»

Tucson City Council

City Council talkin' trash, sizes up fees

How much do you chuck out every week? Your garbage bill may depend on how big of a container you fill, if the City Council passes a new "pay as you throw" plan.... Read more»

Brownfields

Feds give $800k for enviro cleanup plans

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped.... Read more»

In Europe, taking the long way home, thanks to volcano

It’s 2:30 in the morning, my Berlin-bound train rattling through the darkness. I take it we’ve just crossed the Austrian-Czech border because a no-nonsense conductor in a red-trimmed blue uniform just yanked open the door of our compartment, flipped on a blinding overhead light and demanded our tickets in Slavic-accented German.... Read more»

Transportation

Volcano ash cloud shuts down Europe

About 8,000 flights in Europe were canceled on Thursday and about 16,000 were expected to be grounded Friday — well over half the number normally criss-crossing the continent.... Read more»

Local efforts help stave off state park closures

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure.... Read more»

Oil & politics

The political hydraulics of OPEC

Iraq and Iran vie to best Saudi as the world's leading producer of oil and it's China that looms as final arbiter.... Read more»

Environment

Bicycles help green Ireland's capital

Free bike scheme & bike-to-work program encourage cycling in Dublin. A free bicycle scheme in this rainy metropolis of narrow roads, potholes and, it has to be said, bicycle thieves, has been a spectacular triumph.... Read more»

Obama backs up pledge to reduce nuclear arms

A treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague on Thursday would trim the two power’s strategic nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in half a century.... Read more»

Analysis

U.S. can give better aid to Haiti

Pledging money is the easy part. The U.S., the lead donor and friend with the greatest interest in Haiti’s development, can do much more: its own aid programs can be more effective; and it can take steps that are far more critical to long-run prosperity for Haiti’s people.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

You can't sit here

I'm not sure which is more of an eyesore: birds and their guano or nails/spikes designed to prevent birds from landing and leaving their guano.... Read more»

Weather

High winds increase fire danger

High winds will increase the fire danger throughout Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Stewart Udall, former Interior secretary, dies at 90

Stewart Udall, former Arizona congressman and Interior Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, has died. He was 90.... Read more»

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