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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

Tucson set to require rainwater harvesting on new commercial buildings

Starting in June, a city ordinance that's the first of its kind in the nation will require all new commercial developments to obtain at least half of the water for landscaping from Tucson's annual rainfall of 11 to 12 inches.... Read more»

Hungarian solar car splits into 2 smaller cars

Although Hungary is not particularly known for its automotive innovations - remember the Yugo - one company has created a solar-electric car that can split into two smaller cars. ... Read more»

Outdoors

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley opening Thursday

Oh, boy! With the sun shining and at least a foot of fresh snow on Mount Lemmon, Wednesday looked like a perfect opportunity to beat the rodeo rush and snatch a day of skiing from the jaws of the Sonoran Desert.... Read more»

Year of the tiger

Can Vladimir Putin save the world's wild tigers?

Asia's most venerated beast, the tiger, is being wiped out by those most obsessed with its folky mystique. Conservationists fear that 2010, the Year of the Tiger, will stir even more interest in the black market for tiger parts.... Read more»

Weather

Catalina Highway closed to all but residents

Catalina Highway on Mount Lemmon is closed to all but residents at milepost 14, says the Pima County Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Weather

Winter storm warning for Eastern Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Greenlee County and the Upper Gila River Valley area, effective from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.... Read more»

Paleontology

'Citizen scientist' discovers huge bed of dinosaur remains in Az

One chilly morning in the wilds of eastern Arizona a Tucson dinosaur hunter followed a twinkling trail and found a fountainhead of fossils. Stan Krzyzanowski even has a dinosaur named after him.... Read more»1

Haiti earthquake

The last flight to Port-au-Prince

Sometimes, the difference between life and death is almost too absurd for words. Survivors of the Haiti earthquake reflect on how close they came to tragedy.... Read more»1

Comic: Ornithology

Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy.... Read more»

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»

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