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Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins.
FLAGSTAFF — The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff as the animals graze in pristine meadows, trample vegetation, damage cliff dwellings and pollute water sources.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation according to the Williams Institute, their success is even more remarkable.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation (Williams Institute), their success is even more remarkable.
MEXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
Isabel Duran has lived in her Chandler home near Arizona Avenue and Pecos road for more than 42 years.
In the Habitat for Humanity's "Reconstruction" program, the homeowner deeds the lot to Habitat for fair market value. That is not paid in cash but is rather given as a down payment for a new home that will be built on that lot. The homeowner is given a mortgage that fits their income.
Lake Havasu City; Willcox; Flagstaff
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
FILE - This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows the 80-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas during the 80th annual lighting ceremony in New York. This year's Rockefeller Center tree will be lit on Dec. 3, 2013, and for the seventh year in a row, it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, to be milled into lumber for use in building a home. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
This Aug. 22, 2009 photo provided by Habitat for Humanity International shows Tracey Davison and her four daughters posing outside their new home in Pascagoula, Miss. The home was built by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity using lumber milled from the Christmas tree that was on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year will be the seventh year that the Rock Center tree has been recycled by Habitat for Humanity. It’s one of a number of ways in which Christmas trees around the country are being reused. (AP Photo/Habitat for Humanity International, Ezra Millstein)
This April 2008 photo provided by Habitat for Humanity International shows Tracey Davison during the construction of her new home in Pascagoula, Miss. The boards with trees drawn on them came from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which was milled for lumber in January 2008. This year will be the seventh year that the Rock Center tree is going to be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be used in building a new home. (AP Photo/Habitat for Humanity Internationa, Ezra Millstein)
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Gilbert teen Danielle Fisher, 17, has been named a finalist in the National American Miss Arizona pageant, and will compete June 30 at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale for the national crown.
Danielle Fisher volunteers regularly at the Habitat for Humanity of Arizona ReStore retail outlet. Fisher, National American Miss’ current “Miss Gilbert,” is pictured during a recent Habitat for Humanity Car Show. [Photo courtesy Dan Fisher]
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
Gilbert's mosquito control program will begin fogging and larvicide treatment applications on April 1st. The mosquito prevention efforts will take place at municipal parks, facilities, groundwater recharge and wildlife habitats, as well as Town operated retention basin areas and will continue twice weekly through October 31st. The fogging operations take place during nighttime hours and are conducted by certified technicians using a product that is safe around humans and animals.
This month, every single resident in Ahwatukee Foothills and beyond (this means you!) is being asked to do one simple thing — give.
In a tree along the Salt River, a male bald eagle feeds its two chicks a fish just pulled from the water.
As the first wall rose on her new home, Angelica Palomares silently wiped a tear from her cheek.
Conception Palomares helps to build her new home in Tempe with the help of SRP employees and their friends and family. [Photo courtesy SRP]
SRP employees and their friends and family pose with the Palomares family (front center) at the construction site. [Photo courtesy SRP]