Driving through the Arizona desert between Tucson and Phoenix, it's easy to see the remnants of agricultural boom times. Irrigated agriculture in the Arizona desert peaked in the 1950s and has steadily declined as urbanization's water demand has exploded. The road is flanked with abandoned c…
WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
WASHINGTON — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won’t be for the better everywhere.
In 1998, El Niño brought heavy rains and flooding to Laguna Beach and other areas of California. The drought-stricken state could see more rain next winter.
The idea that Congress should scrap the EPA’s vehicle mileage standards to promote consumer choice in the marketplace is not just wrongheaded; it poses a false dichotomy. There is no incompatibility between having high mileage standards and giving buyers plenty of choice.
The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through the second half of its fifth year, is historically anemic.
Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.
Much of the heat that was supposed to fire up the globe’s air in the past 15 years — but didn’t — has gone into the ocean, a University of Arizona oceanographer said Friday.
Richard Brusca says he has always emphasized that the Sonoran Desert is much more than the cacti and creosote of the Tucson Basin.
Monsoon's rainy first month brought rain, lightning and cooler temps, but severe-to-extreme drought remains a concern in 94 percent of Arizona.
According to an updated three-month forecast from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, Tucson's chances for rain are looking up.
Unfortunately, Saturday's first monsoon rainfall wasn't spread equally around the Tucson metro area, according to preliminary data from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District.
Today is the official first day of monsoon. Take a look at this short presentation from the National Weather Service, Tucson Weather Forecast Office, which explains what we can expect from the summer rainy season.
Who can forget this past February's record low evening
temperatures and burst water pipes? According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we should prepare for more
of the same this winter.
It is the worst of times. It is ridiculously hot. It is
uncomfortably humid. And it's not raining nearly enough to make
enduring such nonsense worthwhile.
July was hot — just as you might have expected. It was the 16th
hottest on record; and through seven months, 2011 is already the
19th warmest recorded.
As this week's weather pattern in Tucson reveals, monsoon's
rains are not constant. Instead, these thunderstorms occur in a
pattern of bursts and breaks. This graphic explains how it
First, the good news, Tucson.
The first citywide monsoon storm of the season added some extra
fireworks to Tucson's Independence Day celebrations.