Environment


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High Monsoon Activity Leads to More Caterpillars in Arizona

There are more caterpillars in Arizona than in years past because of the increased rainfall this monsoon season.

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After 2 Bone-Dry Years, Arizona’s Monsoon Season Unleashes With a Fury

After two bone-dry years that sank the US Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with a fury.

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What’s in a Name? Phoenix Zoo Asks Community to Help Christen Newborn Black-Footed Ferrets

The Phoenix Zoo has helped to breed more than 500 black-footed ferrets over the past 30 years.

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Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps

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2020 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Drought, Wildfires, and Heat in Arizona. 2021 is Poised to Be Even Worse.

After a record-breaking 2020, experts predict 2021 will offer little relief, which could have devastating results for Arizona.

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Biden Firm on Uranium-Mining Ban Around ‘Jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

Biden said the country should instead be focusing on developing clean energy. For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon. President-elect Joe Biden may be ready to...

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Tropical Forests Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Which Means We Could Save Them

Tucson's BioDome2 is showing researchers that the rainforest can handle rising temperatures better than initially thought.