Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Arizona Sonoran News

Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Tyler Crosby of Crosby Mint Farm stands at the farms booth at a farmers market on the University of Arizona campus Wednesday, April 25. Crosbys family has operated a mint farm in Tucson for 10 years. (Photo by Ava Garcia/Arizona Sonora News Service)

Climate change could shake up Arizona agriculture

Ava Garcia May 15, 2018

The agriculture industry has a tough job ahead of it. The United Nations estimates the world will need 70 percent more food to feed the global population by 2050. But the real challenge lies...

Cones encircle a hole on the side of the San Jose de Tumacacori church. The hole is a result of heavy rainstorms in February, where water got under the structures plaster layer and got to the adobe underneath. (Photo by Ava Garcia/Arizona Sonora News Service)

UA team studies environmental impacts on cultural resources in the West

Ava Garcia April 17, 2018

There’s a hole in a 218-year-old building in Tumacácori National Historical Park. It’s the result of rain affecting the historic building’s adobe structure. It’s what can happen when environmental...

A view of the San Pedro River, near the San Pedro House, in Cochise County, Ariz. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area provides a crucial habitat for over 300 species of birds. Nick Smallwood / Arizona Sonora News

New bill highlights conflict between development, water supply in San Pedro

Ava Garcia March 30, 2018

Sheltered in the shade of cottonwood trees flows the 150-mile-long San Pedro River, the last dam-free river in the American Southwest.  Yet, just a few miles away from the river’s edge lies...

Tom Orum, right, and Nancy Ferguson, left, stand under a tree near the Visitor Center at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo by: Ava Garcia / Arizona Sonora News)

Tucson couple carry out annual saguaro census

Ava Garcia February 12, 2018

For desert dwellers, saguaros are a part of daily life. Scattered in front yards, cropping up along the side of the road, sprinkled on mountainsides, the hulking cactuses are nearly omnipresent in...

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