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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...

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2009-02-11 07:54:07

A UA-led research team has found that as the climate warms, plants are flowering at higher elevations in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Plants are flowering at higher elevations in Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains as summer temperatures rise, according to new research from the University of Arizona in Tucson. The flowering ranges of 93 plant species moved uphill during 1994 to 2003, compared to where the same species flowered the previous ten years. During the 20-year study period, summer...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By ERICA MELTZER Pima County will try to take advantage of the slowdown in the housing market to buy up state trust land it wants to preserve. Earlier this year, the county asked the state to put land on Tumamoc Hill up for auction so it can try to buy it. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to file similar applications for four other parcels, the largest of which would add more than 4,400 acres to Tortolita Mountain Park. All the parcels were set aside for conservation...

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2005-05-11 07:29:55

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hundreds of endangered Gila chub fish evacuated from Sabino Creek in the wake of a fire that sent erosion and ash into the water were taken home Tuesday. Using nets and an electric-shock device, biologists and volunteers scooped out nearly 1,000 Gila chub from the creek in July 2003 because they were worried the fish could be wiped out by ash and debris. Since then, they've been living and breeding in captivity. But on Tuesday, 550 of the fish were redeposited into three...


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