Water and environmental news

The Buzz: Dealing with Arizona's PFAS problem

Sep 29, 2022 Why are the chemical class also known as forever chemicals so dangerous, and what's being done to fix the problem?

True Concord Voices & Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie.

Sep 22, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.

First-ever 'Oracle Dark Sky Cultural Festival' is this week

Sep 22, 2022 Residents embrace the economic boost to the town.

Tucson gives up some CAP water for cash

Sep 21, 2022 City will still get its daily need, but less surplus.

Rattlesnakes and toads out during monsoon season

Sep 17, 2022 Herpatologists get plenty of rattlesnake calls in August.

State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights

Sep 16, 2022 Hualapai tribal land in northwestern Arizona borders 100 miles of the Colorado River, but the tribe can't draw from it.

Water managers see promise in recycling sewage

Sep 15, 2022 It could be a solution for the shrinking Colorado River

The Buzz: A strong monsoon brings road closures and floods

Sep 9, 2022 Why does some infrastructure get overwhelmed by above-average summer rain?

"Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters.

Sep 7, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Hey Y'all", Fortune Feimster is coming to the Fox Tucson Theatre; and a new book for young readers tells the story of a female pioneer in molecular science.

Aerial spraying to combat buffelgrass coming to Saguaro NP Wednesday

Aug 30, 2022 Aerial spray will target areas of high spread, while other treatments continue to be used in less affected areas.

Tucson to require EV chargers at many new homes, businesses

Aug 29, 2022 Cost is an issue as inflation continues.

Arizona state fish might soon shed endangered designation

Aug 29, 2022 The Apache Trout was first listed as endangered in 1973.

We should go where the water is

Aug 29, 2022 Arizona’s economy runs on growth. But as the state is forced to make cuts in its water usage, it will have to reconsider what the housing developments built to accommodate that growth look like and even how many more people it can realistically handle.

The Buzz: How will more Colorado River water cuts affect Southern Arizona?

Aug 26, 2022 Tucson's rights means municipal users aren't likely to feel the pinch, but the same can't be said for agriculture.

As Lake Powell's water level declines, what is emerging in Glen Canyon?

Aug 25, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The King of Sting" talks monsoons and insects; Author and illustrator Adam Rex on being "Writer in Residence" at the library; and a Medieval marital dispute -- over a video game -- from "Stories That Soar!".

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