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Volunteers fight trash in Tucson's washes, Santa Cruz River

This summer, Tucson's third-heaviest monsoon ever brought water to normally dry washes, and with it came a steady stream of trash — foam cups, plastic bags, cigarette butts, old toys, and phone chargers. But a group of volunteers is dedicated to cleaning up the thousands of pounds of waste that move through these waterways. ... Read more»

Monsoon floods rejuvenate Santa Cruz River ecosystem

Early last week, a large flood hit the Santa Cruz River after heavy monsoon rains, providing a much-needed boost for the river's biodiversity and the aquifer lying beneath. ... Read more»