FAA: No prosecution for drone flight that slowed fight of Tucson's Bighorn Fire

Illegal drone intrusions into the Bighorn Fire airspace forced firefighters to shut down their air attack at some crucial moments. To combat the fire, low-flying aircraft are used, which could put them in the same airspace with a drone.

As California Grid Buckles, It Faces Worst Heat in 70 Years

The U.S. West Coast is set to have its hottest two weeks in 70 years, putting even more strain on power grids after California imposed rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001.

Multi-University Center Aims to Minimize Mine Tailings Risk

 

Increased concern over the sustainability of handling mine waste has led to a joint venture dedicated to mine tailings research and education.

Floods follow fires: Leaders prepare for post-Bighorn Fire monsoon

All eyes have been on the Bighorn Fire since it sparked on June 5.

But now, city and county leaders are preparing for what comes next — monsoon and flooding.

Alaskan megaeruption may have helped end the Roman Republic

For ages, the shadow of a volcano has hung over the fall of the Roman Republic. Ancient historians told of the Sun’s mysterious disappearance after Julius Caesar’s murder in 44 B.C.E., which was followed by bouts of cold and crop failures. Now, a team of scientists and historians has discovered that one of the largest known eruptions in history struck in 43 B.C.E.—potentially contributing to 2 years of weird weather and famine as the republic dissolved and the empire took shape.

Why are so many fires ravaging the Southern Arizona wilderness?

From the Bighorn Fire continuing to burn through the beloved Catalina Mountains to the human-caused Bush Fire near Phoenix, now deemed as the largest current fire in the U.S., fires are taking a toll on the wilderness of Southern and Central Arizona.