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With 'sustainable' bighorn herd in Catalinas, G&F says no more mtn lion killings

With a population of more than 80 bighorn sheep back at home in the Santa Catalinas, Arizona Game and Fish is now taking a more hands-off approach. The biggest change, announced this week, is that the agency will no longer hunt and kill mountain lions which prey on the sheep in the mountains just north of Tucson.... Read more»0

Storm-driven sea birds detoured to Tucson

When Tropical Storm Newton blew into Tucson last week, most residents were just trying to stay dry. But for Southern Arizona bird watchers, Newton was a rare opportunity to see exotic bird species, some of which have never been recorded before in the state. But some of those sea birds aren't faring well in our desert.... Read more»0

UA study: North American forests won't nip climate change in the bud

New research from the University of Arizona is challenging conventional wisdom about forests and climate change: forests in North America are predicted to be harmed by warming climates, despite earlier predictions that longer growing seasons would mean healthier trees.... Read more»0

$54M grant will tackle nitty-gritty of Interstate 10 upgrades

The federal government is about to kick in $54 million to help pay for improvements on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix, including widening two additional stretches to six lanes and developing technology to warn drivers of potentially deadly dust storms.... Read more»0