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Southern Arizona Sky island succulent listed as 'threatened' under Endangered Species Act

Bartram’s stonecrop - a bright, sea-green succulent found in the Santa Rita Mountains in southern Arizona and northern Mexico - grows in an uncommon habitat where temperatures are lower than the surrounding desert floor, making this succulent extremely rare, and under pressure. ... Read more»

Feds deal another setback to Rosemont mine by upholding jaguar habitat

Federal regulators on Friday rejected a mining company’s request to reduce critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the Santa Rita Mountains on land that overlaps the footprint of the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. ... Read more»

Feds ask 9th Circuit to approve Rosemont Copper Mine plan

The U.S. Forest Service told a federal appeals court Monday that the Rosemont Copper Co. should be allowed to put mine waste on federal land near its claim in Arizona. ... Read more»

Endangered species throw roadblock in path of Rosemont Copper mine

A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the mine’s impact on several endangered species in the Santa Rita Mountains. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Kirkpatrick falters after CD2 debate with self-inflicted owie

The five Not-Ann's focused on showing their own chops rather than trying to chop down Kirkpatrick. So she won for having emerged unscuffed. Then she scuffed herself ex post facto.... Read more»1

New lawsuit challenges federal approval of Rosemont Mine

Four Arizona environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a decision by the Forest Service allowing the controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine to move closer to development south of Tucson.... Read more»

Rosemont Mine one step closer as Forest Service OKs permit

The controversial Rosemont Copper Mine is one step closer to development after the Forest Service signed off on one of two federal permits needed to begin operating the open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson. ... Read more»1

State, company agree on plan to protect wildlife near Rosemont Mine

Rosemont Copper Co. agreed in principle this week to give the Arizona Game and Fish Department $10 million for programs protecting wildlife habitat around a proposed mine near Tucson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Barber & Grijalva want to slow Rosemont approval

An interview with U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-District 3). Also, Sheri Jersek of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson talks about underwater treadmill therapy for companion animals. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster contributor on education.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Focusing on Southern Az's film industry

Thomas Collins of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, Tucson Film Office Director Shelli Hall, actor and producer Jeffery Patterson, director Matthew Gratzner, assistant to the Pima County Administrator Nicole Fyffe, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Debating the Rosemont Mine

Rick Grinnell of the Southern Arizona Business Coalition and Randy Serraglio of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity debate the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Also, Dr. Danielle Babski of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, pllus historian Ken Scoville has a preview of this Saturday's Barrio Viejo Home Tour.... Read more»

Environmentalists win review of 2 more plants near Rosemont

Federal officials said Wednesday they will review whether two plants near the proposed Rosemont Copper mine are threatened, the second time in as many weeks they have put species near the mine under review.... Read more»

Leopard frog habitat plan jumps ahead

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to designate more than 11,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico as critical habitat for the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.... Read more»