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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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Environment

Year of the Tiger: New hope for the 'king of the mountains?'

The residents of this tiny village have always had a difficult relationship with the local predators, the massive tigers they call "king of the mountains." There are fewer than 20 wild tigers left in this remote northern corner of China bordering Siberia, a few miles from North Korea.... Read more»

Comic: Chinese New Year

Buyer's remorse

A Chinese New Year celebrant has second thoughts about his purchase of headgear.... Read more»1

Winter Olympics

Olympic gold takes backseat to enviro green

Once upon a time it took a village to stage the Winter Olympics. They were smaller, cozier, with a pleasing intimacy. But villages can no longer handle the less charming aspects of the Winter Games, most notably the significant environmental impact. ... Read more»

Valentine's Day

Want to save endangered species? Put a glove on your love, enviros say

Beginning on Valentine's day, the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity mounts its Endangered Species Condoms, an effort to educate people on the impact of population growth on threatened and endangered animals.... Read more»4

Az biz Rx: Solar, renewable energy for sustainable business environment

Gov. Jan Brewer joined business leaders Thursday in calling Arizona to create a climate more attractive to long-term employment, helping the state move away from growth as its primary economic driver.... Read more»2

Weather

More snow: Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southern Arizona, effective until 11 a.m. Thursday. An earlier winter storm warning has been canceled.... Read more»

Environment

Lawmaker: Az’s bald eagles need additional protection

Bald eagles need additional protection, especially preservation of their habitat, to survive in Arizona, a state lawmaker contends. "If we don't do something to protect their habitat, they will face extinction," said Rep. Ed Ableser.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen words for snow

Shake your feet

In 27 years of Arizona living, I never found a single scorpion, centipede, tarantula, solpugid, vinegarroon, spider, wasp, roach, snake, lizard, arrowhead, or Ed Abbey disciple nesting in my shoe.... Read more»

Concert preview

'Haiti Reborn' concert to raise relief funds

Looking do more to help victims of the Haitian earthquake? Come out to see some great local music at the Benefit for Haiti Reborn at Club Congress on Sunday.... Read more»

Haiti earthquake

Haiti's suffering result of environment

Most people wouldn’t consider an earthquake to be an environmental issue. But while the tremors that shattered Haiti early this month have nothing to do with the island’s degradation, the extent of the suffering they unleashed is a direct result of the country’s ecological woes.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Ardor Day

Wedding rings do not generally take the shape of tree rings. But wouldn't it be nice if they did? Can you imagine a wedding ring that kept track of the life of a marriage? And yet Zales R&D won't even return my calls.... Read more»

Press release

Beware storm damage contractor scams

Arizonans should beware scam artists who offer to repair storm damage, warns Attorney General Terry Goddard.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen words for snow

The dangers of snakes and tobacco

Some estimates put the annual number of humans bit by venomous snakes at 5.4 million, resulting in perhaps 125,000 deaths. The CDC reports that in the United States alone, 440,000 annual deaths are smoking-associated. It is unclear at this time how many of the snakebite-related fatalities are caused by smoking serpents.... Read more»

Geek relief

Natural disaster? There’s an app for that...

As a planet, we have become remarkably adept at response to natural disasters. Not only are nations pooling resources to work together to search, rescue, recover and rebuild, but we are doing so faster than ever before with greater success. Leave it to the technology geeks to further optimize that process.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

The more sand that has escaped

In these trying economic times, real estate moguls will tell you that it's very important to hold onto whatever land you've got.... Read more»

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