Saguaros — in a vibrant show of flower power — are bursting into bloom weeks earlier than usual at Saguaro National Park west of Tucson and at other sites around the city.
Steep, rugged, challenging trails in remote terrain have their place, but plenty of hikers prefer paths that are short, flat, easy, nearby, and still rich in natural desert beauty.
The "ocean" inside the enclosed environment outside Oracle will be drained and rearranged to accommodate ocean species from the Gulf of California.
Conservative think tanks like The Goldwater Institute may be permanently altering who builds our city landmarks and large projects.
Monitoring and management are needed both to protect taxpayers' investment in open space and to meet the federal legal requirements of the county's conservation programs.
A Tucson resort this week opened two new exhibits aimed at putting some colorful wonders of the Sonoran Desert on display for its guests.
Richard Brusca says he has always emphasized that the Sonoran Desert is much more than the cacti and creosote of the Tucson Basin.
A young man from Mexico is dead after a group of border crossers got lost in the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol says.
In the 1960s, a large chunk of what had been downtown Tucson was swallowed up by a huge Urban Renewal project. Old businesses and residential neighborhoods were cleared to make was for public buildings like the Convention Center.
Catalina State Park — a preserve of grand desert landscapes and curvaceous canyons set against a backdrop of the craggy Catalina Mountains — turns 30 years old this month.
At Triangle Park in Ajo, a planter box is revegetated with native plants. The town recently was awarded a "Wildlife Habitat" certificate for its overall efforts.
The one-time mining town of Ajo has become the 65th community in the country - and only the second in Arizona - to be certified as a "Community Wildlife Habitat."
Buffelgrass blankets a vacant lot across from the Tucson Marketplace on South Park Avenue north of I-10.
Invasive, highly flammable buffelgrass is spreading like a weedy plague across the Tucson urban area - choking out native plants and posing a fire threat to homes and other property.
Here's one more wonder of life in the Sonoran Desert: Wild-growing fruit is just now coming into its edible prime - never mind that it's almost winter.
Tucson Mall restaurant features behemoth Sonoran hot dog.
Authorities have identified a pilot killed in a plane crash on the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range, near Yuma, as 49-year-old Tucson resident Denise Jeanette McCracken.