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Plants Pushed Up The Mountain By Warming Climate
2013-08-15 09:37:19

University of Arizona Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, a UA-led research team is providing the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate. In a rare opportunity to directly compare today's plant communities with a survey taken in the same area 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that Southwestern...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

A team including 20 chain-saw operators from Southern Arizona is in Texas prepared to assist in the cleanup of damage from Hurricane Ike. The chain-saw operators could help restore access to areas cut off by fallen trees or power poles, says a news release from Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel. The 23-member team is made up of public-lands-agency employees from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are...

2008-07-06 09:00:11

Firefighters fought and monitored several fires Sunday in the Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park. No structures were damaged, and there were no injuries, officials said. The Nuevo and White Tank fires, five miles west of Tubac, have burned about 9,600 acres in Coronado forest. The fires were near full containment Sunday, said Michelle Fidler, spokeswoman for the National Park Service. The Jack Wood Fire burning east of the Chiricahua Mountains was at 8,000 acres....

2008-06-22 06:00:20

By The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 22--The Forest Service is asking for public comment on the proposed Rosemont copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. A meeting is set for June 30 at the Rincon High School auditorium, 422 N. Arcadia Ave., for oral comments. Speakers will be allowed three minutes, and will be required to sign in between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Comments will be recorded and entered into the Environmental Impact...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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