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Pima County Enhances Community-Designated Heater Relief with GIS

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:36am

From 2019 to 2021, Pima County, Arizona, had 36 documented heat-related deaths, and 2023 has by far been the worst, with 46 heat-related deaths. Although the temperature did not rise above 107 degrees Fahrenheit, the county already had 48 days of 100-plus temperatures. Due to the negative effects of prolonged heat exposure on the community’s health and well-being, the county knew it had to address the issue.


Pima County Enhances Community Designed Heat Relief with GIS

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 9:20am

The Pima County Health Department launched the Pima County Health Relief Network (HRN), a GIS-powered online resource, which enabled the county to take a strategic, streamlined approach to preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses.


Geography of Penguins

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 3:41pm

While the penguin is the quintessential resident of Antarctica, the Earth’s southernmost continent, these small, flightless birds are found in several regions around the world, mostly south of the Equator.


Reintroduction of the Mexican Wolf Nears 25th Anniversary

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 3:40pm

The Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA) is a designated region in Arizona and New Mexico, established by the U.S. federal government for the conservation and recovery of the Mexican wolf, a subspecies of the gray wolf.


Geography Facts About the Southern Ocean

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 3:38pm

The Southern Ocean is the fourth largest ocean – out of the five world oceans, it is smaller than the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans but larger than the Arctic Ocean.



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