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In spite of frantic warnings from ecologists and land managers, and despite some valiant and surprisingly effective local efforts, the problem is now so acute that biologists view buffelgrass as an imminent threat to the entire Sonoran Desert ecosystem, and large-scale control efforts are only now getting underway. -- Renée Downing, March 30, 2006

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Image Archives: Stories: News & Opinion: Jason Swift

  • Dr. Bruce Parks: "Border crossers have altered the way we work."
  • Death and Taxes
  • Dr. Bruce Parks: "Border crossers have altered the...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 25, 2006
  • Pima County Medical Examiner Bruce Parks hopes to build a permanent storage facility behind the morgue.
  • Death and Taxes
  • Pima County Medical Examiner Bruce Parks hopes to...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 25, 2006
  • Pima County used $60,000 from the  Department of Homeland Security to buy a 55-foot  refrigerated truck to store the overflow of bodies of border crossers.
  • Death and Taxes
  • Pima County used $60,000 from the Department of...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 25, 2006
  • Thanks to Primavera's help, Francisco Varela was able to find a job in Tucson.
  • After Prison
  • Thanks to Primavera's help, Francisco Varela was able...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 18, 2006
  • "I want to be able to say proudly that as builders, we're environmentalists," says developer John Wesley Miller.
  • Solar Strife
  • "I want to be able to say proudly...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 18, 2006
  • Paul Sheppard of the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research: "Whoever puts all the pieces together will get the Nobel Prize. No question."
  • For the Kids
  • Paul Sheppard of the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 18, 2006
  • Mark Witten, a biomedical researcher at the University of Arizona: "What we're talking about is something that may be a threat to the health of children. I see no reason to wait."
  • For the Kids
  • Mark Witten, a biomedical researcher at the University...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 18, 2006
  • "By the way, the CDC never went into the schools, where kids, if you think about it, spend more time than anywhere else, except at home," said parent Floyd Sands.
  • For the Kids
  • "By the way, the CDC never went into...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 18, 2006
  • Color scheme: Bob Smith, UA director of facilities design and construction, and  architect Rafael Violy discuss the proposed rainbow bridge.
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Color scheme: Bob Smith, UA director of facilities...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 4, 2006
  • Larry Rush: "I would hate to see St. Luke's go into bankruptcy, like Handmaker and other organizations have."
  • Housing Crisis
  • Larry Rush: "I would hate to see St...
  • Jason Swift
  • May 4, 2006

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