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UA, international climate researcher Overpeck on the new global climate change report

Four top University of Arizona climate scientists spoke and answered questions on campus last week about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which was made public last Monday following a decent number of advance media…

April 06, 2014 8:59 pmLoading…

Why FWS now finds jaguar critical habitat to be justified

For a long time, opponents of critical habitat for the jaguar have argued that putting it in place in the U.S. would do little or no good for the animal. Their rational has been that so much of its habitat and the overwhelming majority of the…

March 05, 2014 8:59 amLoading…

Tucson had warmest winter on record, weather service says

UPDATE: Traffic alert. This item was posted this morning on the Drudge Report, in the right column. It came right below a headline saying, "Obamacare Exchange Accidentally Enrolls Illegal Aliens," and another one, "Dear climate change deniers…

March 03, 2014 8:27 amLoading…

Local congressman makes the big time

After more than a dozen years on the TUSD school board, 14 years on the Pima County Board of Supervisors and nearly 12 years in Congress, Raul Grijalva has already accomplished a lot, and for the better rather than worsein the eyes of his man…

February 28, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Hudbay punches back at Augusta in takeover PR fight

UPDATE TO YESTERDAY'S POST: Hudbay upped its rhetoric another step this week when its CEO, David Garofalo, told an interviewer for the Canadian Financial Post newspaper that Augusta is "essentially insolvent," putting its shareholders at risk…

February 27, 2014 8:31 pmLoading…

Urban birds around the world: A new study finds they're a lot like many Tucson birds

Last year, the Star ran this article  on the proliferation of urban birds in Tucson, particularly those that like to hang at our artificial lakes, led by but hardly limited to the Lakes at Castle Rock subdivision on the far northeast side.

February 19, 2014 11:01 pmLoading…

Hudbay and Augusta: One analyst sees a good deal in the making for all

Hudbay and Augusta: One analyst sees a good deal in the making for all

The consensus opinion, or maybe it should be called the conventional wisdom, among mining industry analysts who follow the ins and outs of the ongoing effort by Toronto's Hudbay Minerals Inc. to take over Augusta Resource Corp., owner of the …

February 12, 2014 8:47 am Related Loading…

Other suitors expected for Augusta besides Hudbay, Bloomberg says

On Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported that Canadian mining analysts generally think Hudbay Minerals' takeover offer for Rosemont Mine owner Augusta Resource Corp. was too low.

February 12, 2014 12:21 amLoading…

Mining geologist blasts Pima County's Rosemont stance

Jonathan DuHamel, a mineral geologist, writer, naturalist and mining industry advocate, wrote a blog item today criticizing Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and other county officials for "trying desperately to find a way to scuttl…

February 04, 2014 9:56 amLoading…

While California suffers, Colorado River Basin is in better shape -- for now

Articles such as this one have appeared all over in recent days about California's drought-driven decision to halt all deliveries of water through its State Water Project to areas south of the Delta in northern California. The state is locked…

February 03, 2014 11:08 amLoading…

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Star reporter Tony Davis covers topics in this blog that you have read under his byline for more than 30 years in the Southwest: water, growth, sprawl, pollution, climate change, endangered species, mining, grazing and traffic.

To reach Tony call 806-7746 (office) or 349-0350 (cell) or write him at tdavis@azstarnet.com.

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