ASU scientists are piloting drones over the desert to track invasive African grass
Clad in neon vests and sun hats, Brenton Scott leads a team of researchers through the desert landscape of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and a web of trails used mostly by horseback riders and mountain bikers who know how to find them.
Senate hearing: More should be spent preventing wildfires
Because the length of the Arizona wildfire season, experts and some Senate members say more funding is needed for prevention.
Big horn sheep return to Catalina Mountains
Twenty-nine big horn sheep have a new home in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
School garden grows sustainable students
TUCSON – A whistle blows and little feet run through the hallway and out to the open courtyard of Manzo Elementary that contains the school’s garden. A frenzy of chatter and chicken squawks fill the warm November air.
More than 75 years later, Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision lives on at Taliesin West
SCOTTSDALE - From the southern slope of the McDowell Mountains, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio still look out over the Valley, a place the famous architect called the “top of the world” after he built it in 1938.
Artificial trees: How ASU scientists are hoping to reverse global warming
Scientists at Arizona State University are developing new technology capable of capturing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a task they believe is paramount to current efforts to reduce emissions.
Recycled orchestra turns trash into musical treasure
More than 500 people attended a concert by young Paraguayan musicians playing instruments made of recycled trash after a screening of the documentary “Landfill Harmonic” at the Scottsdale International Film Festival.
ASARCO, feds agree on $150 million cleanup for Hayden smelter
WASHINGTON - ASARCO will fund up to $150 million in pollution improvements at its Hayden smelter and pay millions more toward local environmental projects to settle federal government charges that the plant violated Clean Air Act standards.
Colder temperatures and pollution can bring more problems for asthma patients
Most Arizonans look forward to the cooler winter air and scattered showers. But asthmatic patients, such as Arizona State University student Haddi Meyer, find this time of the year the most challenging.
Arizona’s three earthquakes originated from Black Canyon City
Nov. 2's earthquakes originated from Black Canyon City and gave Arizonans in the Valley slight rumblings. | StoryMap: Significant seismic activity in Arizona
Large federal grant will fund Canalscape project
Arizona received a hefty grant this week to help fund the Canalscape project.
Bat Week hopes to debunk negative rumors about bats
Government and private agencies are seeking to educate the public about bats and their vital role in the ecosystem. Cronkite News reporter Elizabeth Blackburn brings us the story from one such function at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C.