Sonoran Desert

Maya Springhawk Robnett

President Donald Trump has vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep people from coming into this country.   But there’s concern for the non-human traffic that traverses that line.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Many artists are inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest, but Emily and Matthias Düwel also see something happening to that landscape. Their paintings reflect themes of environmental change and a call for sustainability.

When the Düwels moved from New York City to a small community near Tucson in 2004, this also marked a shift in their art.

Both were accustomed to painting man-made structures, settings busy with movement and night scenes full of artificial light.

Emily Düwel said the couple began searching for new sources of inspiration in rural Arizona.

Yuma Botanists Collect Plants for Statewide Inventory

Nov 25, 2015
courtesy Karen Reichhardt

The Plant Atlas Project is an ongoing effort to catalogue Arizona’s native vegetation.

Upcoming winter rains will offer a window to collect some of the flowering plants needed for that inventory.

At first glance, the southwestern corner of Arizona might not seem like a great place to study plant life.