More Arizona Illustrated Nature and Environment Stories

Angel in the Creek

Connecting with nature and finding solace at a special place just east of town. (3:36)

Afro Herper

Earyn McGee is a lizard-loving PhD who's changing the idea of what it means to be a scientist. (07:15)

Lessons from the Chiricahuas

What happens to ecosystems after a wildfire or other major disturbances? (07:22)

Wildlife and the Bighorn

A look at some of the specific wildlife species that live in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson and how wildfire impacts their existence. (07:17)

After the Burn

In the aftermath of the Bighorn Fire, researchers see a unique opportunity to better understand how fire impacts southern Arizona's delicate sky island ecosystems. (07:07)

Hearing Isaiah

Young Tucson environmentalist Isaiah Haley is cause for hope and optimism about a clean, safe, and more sustainable future (8:00)

Arizona Oceanographer

The effects of climate change are all around us.. University of Arizona professor Joellen Russell reveals how the Antarctic is helping Arizona keep its cool.

Selling Water

Should Colorado River water be used to grow alfalfa or subdivisions in the Phoenix metropolitan area?

Arizona's Rainforest

A towering canopy of evergreen trees and a lush forest floor dripping with an almost continuous rainfall…just north of Tucson.

The Bighorn

The effects of the Big Horn Fire on local wildlife.

Star Party

Attend an online 'Star Party' with researchers, scientists, and astronomers from across the country.

Tumamoc Biodiversity

A team of researchers from the University of Arizona has been quietly studying the area's wide diversity of flora and fauna.

La Vaquita

The race to save the most endangered marine mammal in the world.

Nature's Healing

The Amity Foundation has created a program where people in recovery are getting in touch with nature at the Circle Tree Ranch.

Nature's Hot Dog

Butterflies are essential pollinators in our ecosystem and their existence is now being challenged by climate change.

Saguaro Census

Park rangers, conservationists, and volunteers gather every 10 years to count saguaros in the Sonoran Desert.

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