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Paradise Valley District school buses
Schools in the Tucson Unified School District and those in Flowing Wells nearby will receive buses as part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program.
Jan. 29, 2024
Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) rendering
The Show spoke with Chris Hakkenberg, assistant research professor at Northern Arizona University, about his work studying forest health and biodiversity with a space laser.
Jan. 29, 2024
Sunrise from Cape Royal at the Grand Canyon
A new report by the U.S. Department of the Interior about the Greater Grand Canyon Region has been released and shows a rate of temperature increase in the region
Jan. 28, 2024
Grasshopper in Montana
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is assessing proposed actions on 1.8 million acres near the Grand Canyon for pesticide use, saying an infestation of rangeland grasshoppers and Mormon crickets may happen.
Jan. 26, 2024
The 84-year-old former Hopi Tribal Council chairman Vernon Masayesva sat before a crowd of hundreds at Wesley Bolin Plaza to “plant a seed in your hearts” on Thursday.
Jan. 26, 2024
Kyle Mitchell told a story to hundreds of activists and state lawmakers on Thursday at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix.
Jan. 26, 2024
Areas of fire between trees
The Show spoke with John Williams, an ecologist at University of California, Davis and project scientist in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, about how new research is saying prescribed burns can — and should — be used more often.
Jan. 24, 2024
saguaro national park sign
Officials at Saguaro National Park near Tucson are urging visitors to take extra precautions amid concerns about possible rabies cases.
Jan. 23, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
This summer, the city of Mesa will start pulling up five acres of non-functional turf across 50 of its parks and basins. The project is expected to save the more than 5 million gallons of water each year.
Jan. 23, 2024
The newest section of light rail in northwest Phoenix is set to open Saturday, Jan. 27. The public is invited to help celebrate by taking a ride.
Jan. 22, 2024
Copper
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, or ADEQ, is asking for public input on whether to approve a groundwater permit for a proposed copper mine in southern Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2024
Snow covers the ground next to a parking lot
Northern Arizona residents woke up to freezing temperatures Saturday morning thanks to an earlier winter storm having brought rain and snow. The conditions called for people to wear several layers of clothes and maintain their homes for the winter.
Jan. 13, 2024
shade and trees
Arizona residents have the opportunity to receive two free shade trees thanks to SRP. In order to do this, people will need to attend one of the three virtual workshops scheduled in January and February.
Jan. 13, 2024
Navajo Nation president's office
The president of the Navajo Nation has called on the U.S. government to protect tribes from a long-awaited uranium mining operation south of the Grand Canyon.
Jan. 13, 2024
Sedona
The Forest Service is warning people not to carve into the rocks, a form of graffiti that is nearly impossible to eradicate after someone scrawled their names into Bell Rock in Sedona.
Jan. 12, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
New NIH-supported research links small reductions in blood levels of lead among Native Americans to significant cardiovascular benefits. The study offers hope for lower blood pressure and reduced risk of certain heart diseases.
Jan. 11, 2024
Skier goes down hill
Arizona has been facing cold and freezing temperatures all week, and it’s expected to continue into the weekend.
Jan. 11, 2024
bobcat
Scientists can now extract genetic information about bobcats from their paw prints. The DNA can offer clues about the animals’ ancestry and even their microbes – vital information for monitoring one of Arizona’s most common predators.
Jan. 10, 2024
Erik Weihenmayer
The Show spoke with Erik Weihenmayer, a professional mountaineer who has summited Everest. He's also blind, and a new documentary called "Soundscape" shows how he climbs.
Jan. 10, 2024
The Klamath River flows through Oregon and Northern California.
The Show spoke with Debra Utacia Krol from the Arizona Republic about her reporting on tribal concerns about dams along the Klamath River in Northern California.
Jan. 10, 2024

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