Homes complicate Arizona wildfire response

Development in Arizona's wildlands is making fires more expensive, and in some cases, more difficult to prevent.

Bighorn Fire marks familiar cycle of renewal amid new chapter of bigger burns

Fire is a natural process, but it will take decades for some areas to recover or regrow habitat that burned this year.

3 big wildfire questions, answered

The great blazes burning the West are like colossal campfires.

Just Add Water: Biodiversity Resurgence in Effluent-Fed Desert Riverbeds

Dragonflies, mayflies and caddisflies may be small, but their appearance could signal a big comeback for the beleaguered rivers of the American Southwest.

Will Putting Honey Bees on Public Lands Threaten Native Bees?

As suitable sites become scarce, commercial beekeepers are increasingly moving their hives to U.S. public lands. But scientists warn that the millions of introduced honey bees pose a risk to native species, outcompeting them for pollen and altering fragile plant communities.


Selecting plants for your Tucson garden

Fall is coming, and with it comes the best season for planting in your garden. This is a great time to evaluate your garden space and decide what you want to plant. Whether it’s trees, shrubs, perennials, or annual wildflowers, you probably want to pick out some new plants for your garden.